My friend who is a registered nurse here in the Gulf Coast area AND the wife of a local firefighter/paramedic reached out to see if anyone I knew sews. Well it turns out I know a few people :) including some seamstresses and crafters, one being my sister! So my nurse friend donated this material for them to make face masks for medical folks that are working the "front lines" of the coronavirus pandemic here in the Mobile area and surrounding areas. She also told me that some fabric stores were donating material for this purpose...how awesome! I told her I would help gather these, so we are on a mission! My seamstress is already doing this for some doctors' offices in Baldwin County. And I see people helping all over social media...I love seeing the good news that is spread with just a sewing machine and some thread.
Nurses, doctors, first responders, hospital personnel, firemen, paramedics, EMTs, and police all use face masks when handling folks who have or could possibly have COVID-19. I am hearing that right this minute there is not an urgent emergency (in our area), but they are getting ahead of the game and being prepared for what could come.
These particular masks here are made so the filter can be changed, scroll down to see the YouTube that shows a tutorial and the pattern they are using.
So...(sew)....if you are crafty and have a sewing machine and you want to donate your time and make some surgical masks for these awesome people, here you go...and THANK YOU! ~Shelby
P.S. Scroll down to read the post from the Mobile City Council for any N-95 masks that corporations, businesses, or community members may want to donate to the physicians and first responders in Mobile.