COVID-19 Response: Non-Surgical Face Masks

During these challenging times, it will take all of us together to do our part to fight the spread of COVID-19. Making face masks was one way for us to contribute while staying safe in our homes.  Helping Others Together (HOT) Community Foundation joined the national effort to provide non-surgical masks to protect our health care workers and our community. Our initial goal was to make 500 masks and we far exceeded that by creating over 11,000 masks in our initial run and almost 14,000 total.

Our sewing machines were silent for short time, however the HOT Board met in July and decided to resume production of masks.  “Due to the generous donations from the community, as well a commitment from the dedicated seamstresses and other production workers, we approved the making of another 2,900 masks,” says Nancy Prentiss, HOT Board Member. “We all agreed that making masks would ease the financial burden on healthcare facilities and school districts in the area.”

Materials were prepped by our Production team and then assembled in to kits to distribute to our Sewing team.  Each kit included the materials for 10 masks, with pre-cut fabric and elastic.  Over 80 people volunteered to sew masks – it was through their effort, and the help of our amazing Production team that we were able to finish this project strong.  Check out the list of volunteers below!

We appreciate your support.  Working together we can make a difference!

HOT in the News

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Daily Independent

Arizona Health & Living

Mask Distribution

Testimonials

Thank you so much for your generosity! The face masks your team made were greatly appreciated and beautiful!

Corte Sierra Elementary

Thank you for the amazing masks for our school.  It’s so nice to know that we’ll always be prepared with masks.  Thank you for your generosity!

Belen Soto Elementary Staff

The whole hospital officially knows HOT and how amazing you and your team are.  Everyone keeps saying “thank you, thank you, thank you, tell them THANK YOU!”  You have changed our daily lives for the better already.

Kerri Burkett, RN, BSN, Medical-Surgical Oncology and Hospice, Banner Del E Webb Medical Center

This global disaster will affect everyone in some way. I have been personally affected with a daughter who is a nurse who took care of a patient who tested positive for this virus. I have a son who lives in Manhattan, the current epicenter. I am just happy that I feel like I helped out in some small way.  #flattenthecurve #stopthespread #unitebystayingapart

Lori DeWolfe, Volunteer

Thank you HOT for this opportunity! This is an excellent way for all our family members to be able to help our local community heroes together.

Susy Aleman, Volunteer

You guys are amazing, thank you so much! The joy from the staff receiving these masks is unmeasurable […] everyone keeps saying thank you, thank you, thank you!

Kerri Burkett, RN, BSN, Medical-Surgical Oncology and Hospice, Banner Del E Webb Medical Center
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Thank you for your contributions!!

Donors

Adriane Olsen
Advanced Value Group
Andrea Cottrell
Annie Hair
Barb & Rich Murray
Barbara Adler
Beth McGee
Betsy Bolton
Betsy Branch
Betty Moore
Blue Sky Organic Farm
Bob & Claudia Dausman
Bonnie Bartlett
Camille Hunter
Carol Kinney
Carolyn Miller
Cathie Pitts
Chris Sampson
Christine Imhof
Colette Wright
Concepcion Jones
Cynthia Pursell
David Cloer
David Curtice
Dean & Stephanie Schwartz
Deb Neumeyer
Debb Squires
Deborah Lewy
Debra Dodson
Debra McKinley
Denise Carter
Denise Cole
Denise Fallon
Diana Deux
Donna Walker
Dottie Southard
Doug & Karin Wilson
Doug & Rosemarie Moore
Ellen Eisenhower
Evanette Sockyma
Ferd & Judy Nist
Francis Cole
Gail Jones
Gina Worch
Ginny Browning
Isabel Bickman
James Riedmann
James Street
Janet Tumminelli
Janis Loucks
Jeannine & Jim Grayson
Jennifer Folino
Jennifer Nealon
Jianbo Yu
John Fox
John Gorgenson
John Remington
Karen Bornn
Karen Peters
Kathleen McMullen
Kathryn Prusinski
Kathy Polich
Kellie McNabb
Ken Kaiser
Kendra Savage
Kevin Belanger
Kim Coleman
Larry Atkinson
Laurie Baxter
Laurie Carlson
Linda Cateriano
Linda Emmons
Linda King
Lorenz Steer
Lynne Marie Hagen
Lynsey Hahn
Maria Elsa Perez
Maria Morris
Marianne Ziminski
Mary Ann Bartley
Mary Paruki
Mary Scieszinski
Matt Huffman
Maureen Watts
Mavis McLynn
Meghan Fewins
Michelle Himmelberg
Mona Odeh
Nancy & Ed Roehling
Nancy Buthorn
Nancy Goettsch
Nancy Sarmento
Nancy Uhler
Nikki Stewart
Pam Brown
Pamela Foy
Pamela Tunnell
Paula Dennis
Paula Powell
Pebble Creek Community
Pete Stabulonis
Racquel Armenta
Reba Brown
Rebecca Hejtmanek
Rebecca Simon
Renee Young
Roxie Stempel
Sandra Merritt
Sara ONeil
Shari Noble
Sharon Martin
Sharon Telles
Sharon Ward
Sheila Knapp
Shelly Pederson
Simone Hurst
Stephen McDonald
Sterling Shelton
Sue Caricchio
Susan Hanson
Susan Leahey
Susan Newman
Susette Wolfe
Tamara Pearson
Tammy Cable
Tazul Mulk
Teresa Moore
Todd Garrison
Tracy Hackbarth
Veronica McCarthy
Verrado Community
Verrado Rotary
Vicki & Alan Turell
Vicki Sullivan
Wendy Brown
Wendy McGee
Yvonne Hall
Yvonne Schumacher

Volunteers – Production

Becca Simon
Beth McGee
Bobbi Fischer
Chris Seric
Christine O’Hearn
Donna Dussault-Walker
Janet Tumminelli
Kathy Berens
Laura and Kenny Mott
Mary Parucki
Mavis McLynn
Michelle Himmelberg
Nancy Heppner
Nancy Prentiss
Shelly Peterson
Sloan Clack
Tina Hutchinson
Vicki Sullivan
Wendy McGee

Volunteers – Sewing

OVER 1,000 MASKS MADE

Lori DeWolfe
Susy Aleman

500-1,000 MASKS MADE

Barb Corless
Cheryl Karba
Jennifer Franjevic
Linda King
Linh Lam

250-500 MASKS MADE

Beth McGee
Claudia Bredow
Julie Pederson
Julie Thrasher
Kathy Carlson
Patti Unterman
Sally Brian
Shari Turner
Susan Garte
Yvonne Schumacher

100-250 MASKS MADE

Andie Sellers
Anne Hawks
Cindy Shields
Cindy Yackowski
Debbie Carmer
Debbie Langton
Jackie Johnson
Janice Jahne
Joanne Pence
Kathy Goswitz
Kit Mahnke
LaRae Weikert
Lisa Bohannan
Mary Scieszinski
Nancy Uhler
Paula Moore
Rebecca Horvath
Susan Leahey

50-100 MASKS MADE

Brenda Lui
Debbie Pond
Denise Litzinger
Elizabeth Davis
Jan Colby
Jill Caceres
JoAnn Ropel
Joyce Bailey
Kathy Lammert
Kim Gudex
Kris Condy
Lauri Swami
Laurie Carlson
Lorrie Murphy
Lolita Yoder
Mary Hosbein
Mary Noel Kaiser
Tuya Vansickel

0-50 MASKS MADE

Amy Lavery
Amy West
Anastasia Nordyke
Barb Lee
Betsy Bolton
Brenda Byrd
Ceil Seabury
Cheryl Duhamell
Cindy Smith
Claudia Dausman
Connie Lenski
Deborah Baker
Dee Hiatt
Ellen Franklin
Jackie Frost
Jan Loucks
Joy Cook
Kai McKinstry
Kimberlee Geatches
Lolita Yoder
Louise Major
Luanne McCarthy
Lynne Ulsh
Mayra Torres
Michelle Whalen
Nancy Buthorn
Nancy Nemeth
Pat Midkiff
Peggy Moloney
Rita Wrape
Sharon Wefring
Sunny Mills
Susan Shebitz
Terrie Kirkpatrick
Veronica Vossbeck