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Helpful hands


March 28, 2020

With protective face masks in high demand at hospitals around the world, many individuals have begun making them at home to share with health facilities.

Sewing groups have formed across the nation to share patterns and help their communities during this uncertain time. On March 25, Adventist Health will be accepting a donation of medical masks from a local business owner.

These homemade face masks are not meant to replace N95 respirators and surgical masks, however, may be able to offer some needed protection.

This could be a good outlet for those within the community with sewing talents.

Brad Bryan, CEO at Houchin, went to Facebook recently requesting volunteers create “5,000 cotton face masks for front line healthcare workers (ambulance, fire, police, etc.)” He also included the following link with instructions on how to make handmade face masks:


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