As of March 25, 2020 there are 68,440 COVID-19 cases and 994 deaths in USA with Washington, California, and New York experiencing the largest number of state reported cases to CDC.
Around the world, countries are shutting down and practicing social distancing in an attempt to flatten the curve of the infection rate. We highly recommend you to get your latest COVID-19 information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization.
In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic crisis, grass root volunteer groups are popping up all over the world. If you are in the southern California San Diego county area, there are three particular groups that are highly active and sharing information to support our communities.
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?”Martin Luther King Jr.
This group was started by Adriana who noticed that people are having a hard time keeping up with the new life dynamics as well as where to find local resources and volunteer opportunities in San Diego. We’ve put together a comprehensive San Diego Resources and Volunteer Opportunities document right here.
Two dedicated volunteer groups are focusing on sewing masks for healthcare workers, immunosuppressed patients, hospital works, and more people in the San Diego community.
Local fabric boutiques like Olga’s Closet and BOHO Fabrics have stepped up with FREE supplies for people who can sew to get started. Even big box retailer Joann’s is contributing to the mask making efforts.
Are you ready to get started with mask making?
Gather your sewing supplies. You will need the following:
- 2 pieces of 9 inch squares made of tightly woven 100% cotton per mask
- 8 inch elastic per mask
- sewing machine (optional if you plan on hand stitching)
- some pins
- an iron and ironing board
We will be following this face mask tutorial.
“Do good for others. It will come back in unexpected ways.”