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    • #63891
      Kathleen
      Participant

      Hello all,
      Thank you to all who were able to donate towards masks. As a result, I was able to donate the following:
      $125 USM Foundation, Emergency Student Fund (it was matched by Maine Craft Distillery)
      $125 COVID 19 Solidarity Response Fund for World Health Organization
      I wanted to do something both local and global.

      I am still making masks. If you need some let me know. Happy Earth Day, Ya’ll!
      Kathie

    • #63892
      David Shapiro
      Participant

      I was never able to come by and grab one but could still really use one if possible. Thanks david

      • #63896
        Kathleen
        Participant

        Hi David, I think I replied under Marc’s question for yours. Anyway, yes. Come on by on Saturday to pick one up. 11 McKinley Road, Falmouth.
        Kathie

    • #63893
      Marc
      Participant

      Considering a major purchase of masks to distribute but I can’t quite gauge how much need there is. I will be sending out a similar message today to local non-profits, e.g. Food and Medicine in Brewer. My sister in law is CEO of a small company that occasionally purchases n95 masks for employees. The S. Korean factories that supply them are entirely out of N95 masks and, I think, sales to individuals or for profit corporations are now illegal there. They do have a lot of the less effective surgical masks and industrial protective masks with lower than N95 ratings.

      How much need do you think there is for this PPE?

    • #63894
      Kathleen
      Participant

      Come by on Saturday and I’ll have one ready for you. It will be in a tote near the garage.

    • #63895
      Kathleen
      Participant

      Hi Marc,
      It wasn’t clear where you were actually getting your masks. Yes, I think there is a need and there will be for some time to come. When things “open up” I believe that people will be looking for masks to be safe. There are many tutorials online about how to make a mask. I did a lot of research prior to making mine b/c I wanted to ensure that I was giving people a mask that actually was helpful. A less than N95 mask is helpful if it’s made with layers such as non-woven filters and other non-woven fabrics. We can have a phone conversation about it if you’re interested or you could look at the research online. A one-layer mask with no nose cinch is not safe- in my opinion. Please don’t wear those and think you’ll be protected.
      Kathie

    • #63900
      Lisa Loomis
      Participant

      Kathie,
      Hi! I could use a mask too as the one I’ve been using is wearing thin! Please let me know if you still have some available!
      Thanks.
      Lisa

    • #63916
      Wendy
      Participant

      I could use a mask as well – do you still have any available?

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