This website and network sprouted because there were many people who wanted to sew community masks, but they needed a way to connect with those who needed masks.
We are not sewing for medical staff or first responders. We are sewing for our neighbors or anyone in the community who wants to wear a mask to a grocery store or pharmacy.
We are encouraging people to wear masks for extra protection for themselves and for employees especially when social distancing may be difficult to achieve.
Of course, staying at home, washing hands and practicing social distancing are the most important factors.
We are working with ECHO Homeless Shelter in Atascadero to help this vulnerable population, as well as other groups.
If you need a mask, we will do our best to get one to you!
We would like to acknowledge the following people for helping us create this community face mask network:
Gail Gresham, Project Organizer
Stacy Hunt, CEO, Ecologistics, Los Osos
Robin Smith, Health and Harmony Media, Marketing & Website
Chris Toews, Attorney, Toews Law Group, Inc., San Luis Obispo
Ron Field, MD, Pediatrician
Consuelo Meux, Ph.D., CEO, Spokes, Resources for Nonprofits
Thank you to:
Joan Bloomfield, fabric cutter
Victoria Carranza, fabric cutter
Susan Hogan, sewing
Donna Jones, sewing
Mimi Naish, sewing
Nancy Osran, sewing
Susan Robinson, sewing
Shirley Ritter, sewing
Robin Smith, sewing
Melany Spielman, fabric washing
Mary Uebersax and Earthtones Gifts in Paso Robles
Congregation Ohr Tzafon
and more "thanks" to come!