We had a goal of making 250 masks to be distributed to the Fargo/Moorhead community. We have made 398! Thank you to all are dedicated volunteers and those who have cotntributed supplies.
There is a need for more and we are hoping people will continue to sew. We are offering kits (10 masks each) to volunteers to assemble.
We are working with local organizations to supply masks to those in need.
If you can help by sewing, donating materials fill out the NDSU Libraries Covid-19 Crowdsourcing Form(link is external)
If you need masks, let us know how many with this form(link is external).
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a child-size pattern.
This site(link is external) has a good breakdown of the benefits of different fabrics to use for a mask.
Cloth face coverings should—
CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.
Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.
Yes. They should be routinely washed depending on the frequency of use.
A washing machine should suffice in properly washing a face covering.
Individuals should be careful not to touch their eyes, nose, and mouth when removing their face covering and wash hands immediately after removing.
Number of kits available: More are being assembled.
Number of masks donated: 398
Who are we sewing for:
Rosewood on Broadway (senior home)
Churches United (homeless services)
Who has received masks:
Fargo YMCA: 65
Fargo VA: 85
Churches United: 218
Rosewood on Broadway: 30
Contact Weston Dressler with Community Relations at email@example.com(link sends e-mail) or (701) 323-5762. A drop-off receptacle is also available in the entrance of First International Bank & Trust, 1601 12th St. N. in Bismarck.
Drop off donations of homemade masks, in individual zip-top bags, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the designated (no touch) bin at front entrance on the east side of the Sanford Bemidji Medical Center, 1300 Anne St. N.W. in Bemidji. Donations of unopened disinfecting wipes are also appreciated.