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Volunteers make nearly 40,000 homemade masks for University Hospitals

One Cleveland girl has been busy sewing masks.
Posted at 12:18 PM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 17:00:37-04

CLEVELAND — After putting out a call of help, asking volunteers to make masks and distributing the kits with fabric and supplies, University Hospitals has distributed all of the kits with the materials to make 100,000 masks.

The hospital expressed its gratitude for people who answered the call and picked up the materials.

So far, the hospital said volunteers have returned nearly 40,000 face masks and listed the locations where volunteers can return the masks.

Finished masks can be turned in at any time using the receptacles labeled for mask return at the following locations:

  • UH Elyria Medical Center, main entrance valet (630 E. River Street)
  • UH Geauga Medical Center, main entrance valet (13207 Ravenna Road)
  • UH Parma Medical Center, main entrance (7007 Powers Blvd.)
  • UH Management Services Center, back entrance (3605 Warrensville Center Road, Shaker Heights)

University Hospitals said it is also accepting donations of masks sewn by volunteers with their own materials.

Those looking to make masks for University Hospitals are asked to follow the hospital’s specific design by clicking here.

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