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Sewers Needed To Help Make Protective Face Masks

Jun 16, 2020

Engage @ EMU needs your help to make masks to protect local residents from COVID-19.  

During the last couple of weeks, Engage @ EMU has made 2,000 masks that will be distributed to local residents in need.  But the community group still needs to make another 1,500 and is requesting help from the public.  Kristen Klochko is a spokesperson for Engage @ EMU.

Kristen Klochko: Because a lot of our initial sewers have gone back to work, they can no longer sew anymore.  And a lot of these sewers have sewn like 100 or 150, if not 200, so we definitely don’t want to exhaust that group any more. 

Engage@ EMU provides sewers with all the materials needed to make the masks.  They’re also offering a $25 gift card to those who sew 50 of them.  For more information, click here

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