Volunteer to Fight Coronavirus and Help Cancer Patients TOGETHER
Hi there! I know you’ve already been sewing face masks, surgical caps, and other items to help our families, neighbors, and healthcare professionals, but more help is still needed. Can you pitch in?
This week Environmental Litigation Group reached out to me to ask for our help.
Environmental Litigation Group is a law firm in Alabama, U.S. that is highly dedicated to helping family members and patients diagnosed with lung cancer, plus many other types of pulmonary issues.
COVID-19 is expected to peak in Alabama, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. They started the Coronavirus Mask Matching Program in Alabama, as an effort to contain the spread.
With a critical shortage of face masks, there is a need for people like us to contribute homemade face masks that will be donated to cancer patients and their family members.
In addition, the Environmental Litigation group is promising to donate $10 per mask (that we make and send) to local hospitals or clinics to help with supply and demand.
They set up this amazing page where cancer patients and their families can request handmade masks. There is also an address where we are directed to send the masks that we make.
The main goal of this initiative is to support the medical staff in Alabama as well as family members and patients diagnosed with lung cancer.
When faced with challenges and fear, one of the best things we can do is join together serve. Please help spread the word by sharing this post with cancer patients and families who need masks – and other sewists who can help us make them.
Although we can’t physically get together right now….we can join in a worthy cause and combine our individual efforts into something amazing.
How? By sewing fabric masks! You can use any face mask tutorial or pattern you like. I’m using the Olson Pattern, and I’ve made a video to show you my Speed Sewing Method for Homemade Face Masks.
With a critical shortage of face masks, the Coronavirus Mask Matching Program in Alabama needs as much help as they can get. Let’s see if we can answer the call! Even if you’ve never sewn before, you can sew a face mask with my easy to follow tutorial. Please send your masks to the address on the page linked above.
Are you ready? Let’s do this!
Here are some other posts you may find helpful:
I found actual face mask material you can buy and reviewed it here.
Thank you for all your help sewing masks to keep our communities safe!
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