Let’s come together to keep our health care workers safe, so they can safely care for our patients.

The global demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) has created a severe shortage of PPE across the world. While regular distribution channels ramp up, we need to act now to ensure caregivers have the isolation masks they need to do their jobs safely.

So, we’re calling on you! Anyone with a willing heart and the ability to sew can help us protect our caregivers by sewing masks they can wear on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19.

We are starting with Western Washington, which is one of the hardest hit areas in the nation. The effort will grow from there over the coming days and weeks so eventually everyone can participate.

Please note: Volunteers must have the ability to sew and a sewing machine at home.

Here’s how it will work.

Since materials are precious and large quantities are required to make a difference, we’re seeking volunteers willing to make at least 100 masks. If you know how to sew, have a sewing machine, and are up for that challenge, here’s how you can help:

Sign up to learn when sewing kits will be available for pickup at a Providence location near you:

YES, I WANT TO HELP!

Pick up a kit that will include all the materials you need to make 100 masks. We’ll offer various pick-up and drop-off times and locations. The first date and location for picking up a kit is:

Monday, March 23: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Providence St. Joseph Health
1801 Lind Ave. S.W.
Renton, WA 98057

Be sure to check back for future kit distribution dates and locations as we will be updating regularly.

More information available here:

https://www.providence.org/lp/100m-masks

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