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Solon PTA seeking volunteers to help make face masks for University Hospitals

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Posted at 6:26 PM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-04 16:42:37-04

SOLON, Ohio — The Solon Parent Teacher Association is seeking help creating masks for University Hospitals to help with the low supply of personal protective equipment amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

University Hospitals asked that 100,000 masks be made and delivered to them by April 10 to help the healthcare workers who have a limited supply of PPE available to them.

The Solon PTA will supply anyone with the skills and desire to assist with the necessary fabric and supplies, as well as a pattern and directions. Anyone with a sewing machine and extra time to spare is able to volunteer.

Before the Solon PTA can agree to help University Hospitals make the 100,000 masks, they need to get an estimate of how many people are willing to make masks—around 10-20 masks per person.

If enough people volunteer, the Solon PTA will pick up the supplies and arrange a meeting place for volunteers to pick up the kits.

Those looking to volunteer should email bartferris@hotmail.com.

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