Opportunity to Sew Face Masks

Opportunity to Sew Face Masks

May 8, 2020 Uncategorized 0
Opportunity to Sew Face Masks

Service Opportunity from Community Communications and Pandemic Health Response Committees

“Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.” – Hebrews 13:16

The recent Governor Whitmer order makes face masks mandatory for all people in enclosed public places, (e.g., grocery stores, pharmacies, hardware, etc.) Many in our church and the Saline community do not have masks to do these simple errands.

St Joseph Hospital is still asking for home-made masks to protect patients, volunteers, and first responders. The need is great. The supplies are low.

Here is how you can help. Your Community Connections Committee, in coordination with the church’s Pandemic Response Team is looking to organize people to sew face masks. If you sew, or know someone who does, we need your help. Sign up to help by visiting the survey today! One of the members of the church C3 group will contact you for more information and to coordinate drop off of materials and pick up of finished masks. If you have questions or concerns, call Julie Neuhauser at 734-259-9294.

Even if you do not sew, you may want to follow the survey link. It will ask if you have materials, (e.g., fabric, elastic, or cord) or if you need a finished mask. We will deliver masks to those who request them. All remaining masks, and I hope there are many, will go to St. Joe’s.

Here are two YouTube tutorials on how to sew a mask. The first video shows how to make a rectangular pleated mask. This is probably the easier of the two mask types to make.  The second video shows how to make a fitted mask. It is your choice which you want to make. Click on one of these links, or copy the link to your browser window.