Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Mask Drop-Off today 3/25/20

The Bin is out from 10-2 or a bit later today if you can walk or ride...please drop some by!

The group at St. Joe's that I am working with still needs more masks.  If they end up with excess they will redistribute to additional groups.  In addition as of this morning - the hospital says YES!  There can't be too many masks at this point - use these details if you have not already started production.  This is preferred - but not required!!  ANY mask is welcome and they do need multiple sizes (those to fit over other masks and those that will stand alone in less critical areas).

This From Peace Health:
Hand-sewn Face Masks for PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center Bellingham
Please watch this video:
Key Features:
--Tight woven cotton, two layers
--Pocket to insert a replaceable filter
-- Not shown in this video, but easy to add: Bendable wire sewn into the top seam to create best seal around nose (example floral wire, plastic coated bread tie, etc 
– must be able to survive laundering 20-30 times)
--fasteners to hold mask in place can be made from elastic straps for ears, as shown in the video. If no elastic available, strips of cloth bias or strong washable ribbon can be sewn to all four corners.

Tips:  if you have narrow wire edged ribbon trim that works well in lieu of a pipecleaner - you can top stitch it on or do the insert either way!

Tips:  knit ties are a great option - no raveling to worry about and a bit more adjustability to the fit.  check this out https://www.madeeveryday.com

Here are specifics about the alternate drop at the Whatcom Unified Command Center:
Here are the details about how to drop-off donations:
  • Donations can be dropped off during the work week BEGINNING TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2020 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Grabow Therapy and Wellness Center located on the hospital campus at 3217 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham, WA 98225.
  • Place your items to be donated in the trunk/back hatch of your vehicle. Do not exit your vehicle. A PeaceHealth caregiver will remove the items and place them in our donation bins.
  • If you have more than 100 of any item, please take your items to the drop-off location for the Whatcom County Unified Command Center, 4233 Guide Meridian, Suite 101. You can contact Rud Browne, Donation Branch Director for Whatcom County at WUC_Donations@co.whatcom.wa.us with any questions.

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