I have not been alone in my mask-making endeavor! There are many more and I don't know all of those lovely people.
Last week(3/20/2020) I received a request from my friend Babette to make masks for a hospital. I asked lots of questions and did my research before starting the project.
By Friday I had the pattern figured out and was able to mail out 12 adult and 4 kids masks to Ft Lauderdale, Florida Hospital on Saturday. On Sunday, I gave another dozen to my neighbor Sally Freeman for Concord NH Hospital. On Monday, I mailed out 4 masks to friends in Massachusetts who have compromised immune systems. On Tuesday, more masks went to Concord Hospital. Today 30 masks will go to a nursing facility in Maine. Laura is the head of nursing there and will distribute the masks.
A friend told me the following: “Donald Trump says that everyone has enough masks. Why do you keep making them?” I keep making masks because the masks have not arrived, and no one is sure when the masks will arrive and who is sending them. I have found that some of Trump’s statements may have been promises based on wishful thinking. I hope that the masks all arrive soon. I have other projects to work on.
Making masks is my way of putting my faith to work. I believe that people can be safe and free of Coronavirus. I will make all the masks that I can to see that this happens.
I work with a mask making team of Emily, Nancy, and Suzie. I also know Susan in Washington, NH who makes masks. We are able to encourage each other in our mission. Maybe I can’t keep the whole world safe from the virus, but I can cover a few faces! “Impossible is not a fact. It is an opinion!” I agree with Mohamed Ali on this. I am doing what I can to help stop the spread of the Covid19 virus.
!. I make masks for hospitals and nursing homes and friends.
2. Practice Social Isolation.
3, Eat a healthy diet and drink 8 glasses of water each day
4. Get out in the fresh air!
Making masks is my small step of faith that I can take. Maybe I can’t change the whole world, but I can do my part.
How about you? Can you encourage a friend? Make a meal? Keep your distance? Shop for a friend? We can all do our part. We’re in this together!
Are you a mask maker? Do you know of a person making masks? Please let me know their first name and the town and state that they live in. I'd love to make a list.