**Urgent Update – See Below**

Want to Help Local Health Providers During COVID-19?

The Brazos Valley Needs Reusable Cloth Masks and Scrub Hats – and We Can Make Them!

Join In This Great All-American Mask-Making Event!

If you haven’t heard it enough on the local news, here’s a fact you need to know: the COVID-19 pandemic has reached the Brazos Valley.

In a small attempt to help, seamstresses, sewists, and craft-makers are needed to make washable masks at home that can be reused via industrial-strength washing.

According to Dr. Lauren Streicher: “With dwindling supplies, it is critical for healthcare workers who are at the highest risk to have the N95 respirator mask. Healthcare workers who require a mask but are not working directly with COVID-19 patients can use these cloth masks.”

Link Here to Mask Patterns and Directions

Small clinics across our region are asking for them as supplies run low and extra precautions are warranted.

To accomplish this feat, we need the following supplies to make the mask:

  • Tightly woven cotton cut into 9″ squares
  • Elastic 1/4″- 3/8″ wide
  • Binding/bias tape or twill tape 1/4″- 3/8″
  • Wire ribbon 1/4′-1/2″ wide

If you have any of these items and can donate them, please drop them off at the church and place them in the tub marked Congregational Life outside the front door.

**Recent Update To Add Scrub Hats**

We have recently learned that there is also a serious shortage of scrub hats  and have graciously received permission from its designer** to use this “for the cause” to make scrub hats as well – this link includes lots of images and even a pattern to print at home and use!

Scrub Hat Pattern

If you would like to make the masks or scrub hats, contact Rhonda Raphael at 979-777-5958 who will send you the directions.

Thanks For Your Help!

 

**Special thanks to ‘A Design by Angie’ for letting us borrow her pattern to make hats for our healthcare providers working so hard to save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic – God be with you!