Critical Mask Shortage In Medical Facilities Creates Volunteer Opportunity
WHEELING, WV: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). We are asking volunteers who have the ability to sew to make masks.
Starting Monday, April 6th, United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley will collect crafted masks in designated bins in two outside locations. The bins will be available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wheeling Health Right located at 61 29th St, Wheeling, WV and CARE Funeral & Cremation Specialists at 204 W. Main St. in St. Clairsville, OH. When dropping masks off at CARE, please be thoughtful when a funeral is taking place.
Masks will be donated to needed facilities in Ohio County and Belmont County. Video for instruction is available at https://youtu.be/VNvRl5AXt8I. Please note that the pattern requires 100% cotton material. If elastic is unavailable for ear loops, it is acceptable for ties to be made from the fabric.
For any questions, please contact United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to make a monetary donation, United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley established the Community Response & Recovery Fund in response to the pandemic and donations can be made at unitedwayuov.org/give.