Local group makes homemade face masks and gowns

The donations are going to care facility workers.

Posted: Apr 2, 2020 6:28 PM

GRANTS PASS, Ore-- A group of 500 people in Josephine County are busy sewing. The group is called Masks and Gowns Now.

The group is making homemade fabric face masks and gowns for care facility workers. "I had no idea we would take off like this." said Charollete Hutt. She is one of the organizers. "Since we were home from school and we couldn’t go on our spring break vacation we just decided let’s start helping where we can." said Jael, Alex, and Abby Hanson. They are just a few of the mask makers. 

Hutt says this group started when they heard about the need of supplies in care facilities. "Our premise was that all of the other facilities, with people in close contact with others who are ill or potentially ill, needed this kind of equipment and they are running out." said Hutt. 

"I think it’s really nice to just know that we are just helping people who probably need it." said Alex Hanson. All three of the Hansons are helping. So far they've made 40 masks. "It really helps to have many people making them at once, because you can create an assembly line." said Jael Hanson. 

Hutt says there are a lot more people who need and want masks. She says the group can't do it all. "We can’t meet that need. We need others to sew. I highly encourage people to get on facebook and start a group for family and friends who can make masks for each other." said Hutt. 

The Asante Foundation is also looking for donations of homemade fabric masks. These types of masks can be reused. You can find the pattern on their website: asantefoundation.org. If you have any questions: We have an email setup at ppe@asante.org or they can call us directly at (541) 789-5025.

PPE donation drop sites:
Medford (Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.): Asante Foundation located at 229 N. Bartlett Street
Grants Pass (Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.): The Family House located at 407 SW Ramsey Ave.
Ashland (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.): Lithia Motors Pavilion, Southern Oregon University campus, 1465 Webster Street

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