Several hospitals are calling on the public to make masks. Healthcare workers are not only dealing with a shortage of masks but also surgical gowns and protective eyewear.

Hospital workers in Washington state have been making protective medical gear out of office supplies and other run-of-the-mill materials as they deal with a severe shortage of equipment needed to care for patients who may have COVID-19.

Providence Hospital in Renton WA, Deaconess Hospital in Indiana are two of a growing number of hospitals that are inviting/encouraging those with a sewing machine at home to make 100 masks.


If you know how to sew and you have a sewing machine, reach out to Providence Hospital in Renton Washington today:

Doctor wearing face mask.

Other hospitals are doing this all across the world. Please post a link to the details by replying in the comments section, powered by our new message board, below.


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