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Faith in Action: Volunteers Wanted
for Mask Making Network

What does the Lord require of us, but to do justice, love kindness,
and walk humbly with God?   -- Micah 6:8

Help keep the community safe. It has been 26 days since Governor Baker required masks in public if you can’t socially distance. Yes, we are seeing masks everywhere! Please consider joining the Coalition Mask Network! Several months ago, a group of local sewers and craftspeople joined together to sew sturdy, washable, reusable cotton masks, secure products for mask making, identify communities in need of masks, transport masks to those in need and link other mask-making coalitions in the area. To date, this group has produced almost 19,000 masks. So many of these folks have worked tirelessly. This group is looking for more folks to join their efforts.

Do you sew? Can you cut material for kits? Can you help with transportation? Can you help place orders for materials? Can you help identify groups that need masks? There is a job for everyone – whatever the skill level. You do not need to own a sewing machine to work with this group! The masks are made using the Deaconess or Turban pattern. These patterns are easy! Please see the following links.

Links to make the Deaconess / Turban style mask are: 
Printed: https://www.deaconess.com/How-to-make-a-Face-Mask/Documents-Mask/Mask-In... 

Deaconess Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tBg0Os5FWQ

Turban video: https://www.facebook.com/HVS.NRK/videos/how-to-sew-a-face-mask-the-turba...

These masks are effective in helping to keep the wearers nose and mouth secretions to themselves. They are not N95 masks. You wear a mask, you protect others, they wear a mask, they protect you!

If you are interested in helping with this effort, please contact Lisa Boehm at lisapboehm@gmail.com. I know that our congregation is spread out geographically, but I am most willing to bring or pick up supplies from Pilgrims. I am also happy to coordinate sending supplies to our Pilgrim’s out of state. And if you know of a group who is in need of masks, please let me know. Thank you!