A grassroots collective is seeking to provide short-term relief for medical workers by mobilizing sewists, makers, and organizers to hand-sew and deliver masks to facilities affected by mask shortages. They are organizing using Google Docs. They have centralized a lot of very good, well-organized information. You can learn more about
Valley Health Systems in New Jersey is in need of the following medical gear: N95 masks Surgical masks Face shields or goggles Fluid resistant isolation gowns Non-latex (nitrile) gloves They have established a drop-off site at the Hospital’s main entrance at 223 North Van Dien Avenue in Ridgewood. Donations may
WV Caring is making medical masks out of cloth in Arthurdale, West Virginia. They are a non-profit that provides hospice care for the terminally ill. WV Caring is determined to stay open and continue caring for their patients. If you have a sewing machine and you’d like to help, call
Do you have a 3D printer sitting at home or at the office? Consider putting it to use making emergency medical supplies. Massachusetts General Hospital Research Institute is asking those interested in connecting with researchers working on 3D printing masks to email them. (information was tweeted out by @NBC10Boston. Here’s
Stillwater Medical Center is looking for folks who can sew cloth masks to help with the nationwide shortage. Masks must be 4 layers of fabric, for filtering, and need to be adjustable.
From Governor Andrew Cuomo: NY has a critical need for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including gloves, gowns, and masks as well as ventilators.
If you are from outside the Evansville, Indiana area, consider reaching out to a hospital, nursing home, cancer-related organization, etc. near you, as many other health care facilities are also experiencing shortages in masks.