Wenatchee, Washington: WE INVITE ALL COMMUNITY MEMBERS to participate in a much needed service opportunity for hospitals and at risk members of our community. Face masks are needed for hospitals, and for personal use. The attached chart shows data from a study using various materials. As you can see, a cotton blend stops 70% of .02-micron particle. That’s pretty good, and much better than zero.
If you can make masks to help with this corona virus outbreak, here is the tutorial:
Please sew carefully so that the finished product is strong. When fabric is double thickness, you should be able to hold it up to your mouth and still breath through it. It should not be too thick. Even sheets could be used.
Sisters who sew masks should put them in a bag and leave on the doorstep of their ward’s designated collector. The collectors will deliver the masks to Monique Lott, Director of Public Affairs, who has a plastic container in front of her home for drop off. She will distribute them to the hospital and those individuals who are at risk of the COVID-19 virus. Please call or text your ward Relief Society Presidency to see who the collector is in your area. As you make masks, please coordinate with your designated collector. If you are not a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints, please reach out to Monique directly at 630-2745, and she will be glad to help and give drop off information. Thank you!
This is a great opportunity for us to help in our communities. Please contact us if you have any questions!
Lorna Acton, Wendy Kenck, Donna Stone, and Lindsay Bailey
Wenatchee Stake Relief Society Presidency, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints