Thousands of Bellingham Residents Sew 12,000 Masks for Workers Fighting Coronavirus

photos of face mask made by Bellingham residents

Below is an article from the April 26, 2020 Bellingham Herald:

According to Mary Elliott, the founder and executive director of the Bellingham Makerspace, the creation of masks happened organically.

“Honestly, there were a number of women around town who just kind of organically saw a need for cloth masks,” Elliott told The Bellingham Herald. “Or a couple of their friends worked in hospitals and had asked (because) they knew that they were sewers. Based on that, about five different sewing groups started making masks, which was great, but they didn’t have a really clear way to go ahead and distribute the masks to the people who actually need it.”

The Whatcom Mask Collective, Assistance League, Whatcom County Community Face Mask Team, Ferndale Washington Mask Making Group and Peace Health Mask Making and COVID-19 Masks are all making masks.

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