First of all I want to thank everyone who signed up for the mailing list, the response has been incredible!
Next I want to let you know that we will be adding more content to the website and reaching out to establish exactly what everyone can help with in the next 2 days. We intend on expanding the website much further, but our primary goal is to quickly ramp up production of masks, so we’ll probably be sticking with mailing lists and spreadsheets for now.
We have already had people email to say they’ve started sewing so we’ll work on getting finished masks picked up as soon as possible.
We’ll also try to get raw materials out to the sew-ers in the next few days, so that they can keep working. Even if you can’t sew, you can help with cutting pieces out for the sew-ers.
We do already have places asking for masks, both local & worldwide, but still need people to help with outreach, identifying areas & locations that can be served, and coordinating donations with the appropriate people. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT HOSPITALS DIRECTLY DURING THIS TIME. They are swamped right now and don’t need 100 people calling to ask info that 1 person can gather and distribute.
Some people have asked if we are a registered non-profit and the answer is: “Not yet, but we are working on it”. We are not currently accepting cash donations but are accepting material donations (cloth, elastic, string, thread, etc.). If you have material to donate, or can purchase some for delivery, please make sure to get in contact with a coordinator, once the site is live.
Thank you and we look forward to working with all of you (from a safe distance)!
Covid Mask Makers