We Needed To Do Something Now’: Spokane-Area Volunteers Sew Masks to Combat Shortage

We Needed To Do Something Now’: Spokane-Area Volunteers Sew Masks to Combat Shortage

Facing a nationwide shortage of masks, volunteers across the Inland Northwest are answering the call to help.

That includes residents at a Cheney care facility who were asked to sew homemade versions of the protective gear.

The sewn masks will be used at Cheney Care Community by residents and staff on its campus that has skilled-care, assisted-living and independent-living units, said Keith Fauerso, Cheney Care Community executive director.

“We got 30 today, and they’ll try to have another 70 by Monday,” he said on Friday.  MORE

Dorothy Hilyard, 78, right and Bonnie Brady, 79, left, work to sew masks on Friday, March 20, 2020, at Cheney Care Community Center in Cheney, Wash. The ladies will wash and sterilize the masks and then distribute them to fellow residents. Tyler Tjomsland/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW 

 

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