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Sew Face Masks

Help support urgent community needs created by the Coronavirus outbreak, while keeping in mind the following - 

Honor the public health recommendations. Of course, six feet apart is our new norm, but you should review all of the recommendations here.

Stay home when you are sick. Of course, you should be doing all of the things to stay safe – handwashing, limiting exposure, etc. – but this one deserves a second shout out. If you are not feeling well, please stay home and get well.

donate Masks or materials

cAN'T SEW, BUT WANT TO HELP?  DoNATE already amde masks or FABRIC, THREAD, NEEDLES, ELASTIC, 3D EAR SAVERS, OR WHATEVER YOU THINK MIGHT HELP MAKE MASKS. PLEASE EMAIL US HERE A LIST OF ITEMS AND MAKE ARRANGMENTS FOR A NO-CONTACT DROP-OFF.

Volunteer to sew masks

The United Ways of the Pacific Northwest and Serve Washington have teamed up with the Office of Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib to create the Washington Mask Challenge, a statewide initiative to encourage Washingtonians to donate cloth face masks to organizations in need – and United Way of Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Counties is joining the effort!

There are many organizations in our community that need cloth masks right now. These include nursing homes, homelessness service organizations, food banks, grocery stores, restaurants, and more. Although these organizations are working in close contact with potentially vulnerable populations every day, they are not generally eligible for N95 or other manufactured masks, which must be prioritized for frontline healthcare providers working with COVID-19 patients.

Members of the general public should also be wearing some kind of cloth covering over the nose and mouth whenever going out to perform essential activities, per Center for Disease Control and State Department of Health guidelines. As a reminder, cloth masks are NOT a replacement for social distancing and proper hand-washing.

 

Our goal is to use this statewide call to action to meet the urgent needs of organizations who are serving the most vulnerable among us. If you have any questions, please contact United Way of Cowlitz County here.

 

Please read this page for more information/instructions about sewing face masks and sanitation guidelines

WHO is in need

PeaceHealth St Johns Medical Center:
Is in need of an unlimited number of masks. If you are able to make masks for PeaceHealth please click here and let them us how many masks you are able to provide and to make arrangments for a no-conctact pick-up/drop- off, or mailing instructions.

Cowlitz Wahkiakum Legal Aid
Is in need of 50 masks. Pleae click here to let us know how many masks you are able to provide and to make arrangments for a no-contact drop-off, or mailing instructions. 

Youth & Family Link
Is in need of 1000 youth masks to put in back to school backpacks for the Youth & Family Link back to school fair. Please click here to let us know how many masks you can provide and to make arrangements for a no-contact drop-off, or mailing instructions.
 

Wahkiakum School District:
Is in need of 60 of masks. If you are able to make masks for Wahkiakum School District employees please click
 here and let us know how many masks you are able to provide and to make arrangments for a no-contact pick-up/drop-off, or mailing instructions.

 

Lower Columbia College Head Start/EHS/CEAP:
Is in need of 50 masks. If you are able to make masks for Head starts staff who are continuing to serve familiesIin modified ways through resource deliver, and learning material delivery,  please click 
here and let us know how many masks you are able to provide and to make arrangments for a no-conctact pick-up/drop-off, or mailing instructions.

Community Home Health & Hospice:
Is in need of 50 masks. Please click
here and let us know how many masks you are able to provide and to make arrangements for a no-contact pick-up/drop-off, or mailing instructions.

Community House On Broadway
Is in the need of masks. Please click here and let us know how many masks you are able to provide and to make arrangements for a no-contact drop-off, or mailing instructions.