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New Mask Sewing Ministry Needs Your Help!

3/31/20Update on Mask Sewing Ministry:  There are 5 women and 1 man sewing to provide masks for local health care workers.  Seven agencies have been served so far.  All are local agencies except fr one in Mocksville.  Over 200 masks have been sewn and donated so far.  Requests are still coming in and they'll continue to sew until the need no longer exists.  Needs: Financial support for the purchase of thread and machine needles, men's polo knit shirts, tight weave and NO NYLON.  We've also added a sign on the containers the masks are in.  


How all of this started:

When church member, Penny Rose, who works in a certified nursing facility, called church member Janet Myers asking about the possibility of sewing masks for their staff, Janet gladly accepted the task!  Janet is also working with a liaison at Randolph Health and Moses Cone to sew masks and face shields.   The great thing about fabric masks is they can be laundered and reused.  Volunteers are needed to help sew.  If you cannot sew, you can volunteer to cut fabric or elastic.  Currently there's a shortage of  1/4 inch elastic.  Donations are greatly appreciated!  For more information contact Janet Myers for patterns and instructions if you'd like to do this in your home.


Church member Steve Campion joined the effort and here's the specific need his wife, Kathy posted on Facebook recently, " Okay, Stephen is rising to the the call of the War effort. He is on a roll making masks.If anyone would like to help with supplies, it would enable him 2 make more. He can not get elastic, so is making them with bias tape. The tape needs two to be 1/4 to 1/2 inch wide. This can be purchased at Hobby lobby for $1.79 and only makes 4. Check your stash for elastic, bias tape, flannel, and tighty woven 100% cotton fabric. It could be dropped off at our house or other arrangements can be made to get items to him.
Thanks for supporting the cause."

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