We have converted our paper making operation to mask making in Task Force: Covid 19 Mask to serve our community. It seems like face masks are a symbol of our 'new normal'. With this in mind, I began researching face mask needs in our area and soon found that DJD Foundation's Combat Paper Project has resources necessary to produce the Renown sanctioned pattern. These masks are stylish, comfortable, protective, easy to don, and easy to sanitize. They can be worn over the N95 disposable mask to prolong its use, or without as a means of preventing the spread of disease. Currently, many volunteers and part-time employees have been producing these face masks...nearly 300 already! (By the way, all employees are veterans and military-connected!) If you would like face masks for your family or organization, please order here. We are happy to donate masks. We ask for financial or material supplies in return. We wish to especially thank our volunteers from Northwest Reno Library who have provided many hours of sewing, cutting and laundering.
In order to continue to employ veterans and supply masks we will need your help. Please donate, or if you wish to provide resources such as sewing notions, fabric, at least 40% cotton, non-woven interfacing (pellon), bleach, laundry detergent, paper towels, scissors, etc. Are you interested in volunteering? We need help sewing, cutting and laundering fabric and uniforms. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Another simple way to help is to forward this email.
Tina Drakulich is a founding member of DJD Foundation.