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As hospitals and clinics face dwindling supplies or run out of masks, some hospitals have put out public calls for mask donations.
At Phoebe Putney Health hospital in Albany, Georgia, staff members and volunteers have been working overtime to make face masks that might provide protection against COVID-19. Using a simple template, they cut green surgical sheeting into half-moons, which they pin and sew before attaching elastic straps. Deaconess Health System in Evansville, Indiana, has posted instructions for fabric masks on their website and asked the public to step up and sew.
Have you ask for the public's help sewing masks? How will you use them? What response have you received?