GV Face Mask Ministry

Hello Green Valley families! As we are all adjusting to our “NEW NORMAL”, a number of you have still expressed a desire to help, in whatever capacity that is needed. However, we’ve ALL been asked to keep our “Social Distance” from one another. That makes helping our neighbors and community a little more difficult. Here’s where YOU come in, we’ve found a NEED and would like to give ANYONE who would like to help, the opportunity to do just that. As you all know, the Coronavirus is an airborne virus, making masks an ESSENTIAL part of our everyday, especially for those people serving in the healthcare industry, as well as anyone who is at a greater risk, ie: the elderly, people with compromised immune systems, children and new babies, and people that suffer from lung issues.

 

We’re starting a FACE MASK MINISTRY at Green Valley.

There are a lot of different ways to serve in this ministry, you don’t have to know how to sew or even own a sewing machine. Please read all the way to the bottom to find a way to help, that fits you.
 

OVERALL INFO FOR THOSE WHO CAN SEW:

There are a variety of locations needing face masks and there are a variety of face masks needed, at this time. The basic mask is made from 100% cotton and is intended to wear over approved face masks to make them last longer. However, wearing the mask alone is better than nothing. According to the CDC, the virus is spread by touching, coughing, or sneezing, and the mask will filter what you cough or sneeze out, as well as what you breathe in. Here is one face mask patterns that we have used, demonstrated in a video posted by the Deaconess Hospital: https://youtu.be/9tBg0Os5FWQ

 

OTHER AREAS WHERE YOU CAN HELP:

*Donate fabric, 100% cotton (no t-shirt material please!)

*Cut fabric, Each adult mask uses two 6×9 inch rectangles

*Pin fabric together, pin elastic strips

*Donate elastic, 1/8 or 1/4 inch. Each mask requires 14 inches (two 7 inch strips)

*Donate bias tape (can be used as ties instead of elastic)

*Donate shoe strings or ribbon (can be used as ties – each mask requires two 36″ strips)

*Volunteer to pick up supplies from donors.

*Volunteer to deliver masks to agencies

*Call nursing homes, assisted living, hospitals, urgent care and doctor offices, etc, to see if they need masks.

 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP IN ONE OF THESE AREAS,

please contact us via facebook: Green Valley GVBC St. Joe

or email: office@gvchurch.com

 

St Luke’s Hospital, in Kansas City is also asking for masks

They will deliver the material and pick the masks up, when you are finished. Please follow the instructions and information on their website, via the following link: https://www.saintlukeskc.org/covidsupport#


One Response to “GV Face Mask Ministry”

  1. David Mason says:

    Tks Faith for all your hard work

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