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Sew face masks for health workers

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 by Tai Moses

The Austin Disaster Relief Network has kicked off a mask drive with the goal of collecting 20,000 home-sewn fabric face masks. With new evidence showing that asymptomatic people may be able to transmit Covid-19, face masks are urgently needed. The donated masks will be distributed to caregivers and essential personnel throughout Austin-Travis County and 11 other member counties of the Capital Area Trauma Regional Advisory Council. Please follow the CDC’s guidelines for sewing fabric face masks. Daniel Geraci, ADRN executive director, said in a news release, “We’ve been told by the city of Austin, CAMOC and CATRAC that the need for DIY face masks is immediate. We are mobilizing our network of churches to create task forces to recruit, equip and implement DIY face mask creation. We are also believing in faith that thousands of people will rise up to the challenges of making and donating these urgently needed homemade masks.” DIY face masks may be dropped off at ADRN headquarters, at 1122 E. 51st St., Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., at the back dock of Hope Family Thrift Store.

 

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