ProHealth Care is still in need of hand-sewn masks

Posted at 2:59 PM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 15:59:16-04

WISCONSIN — As coronavirus continues to spread across the state, ProHealth Care is still in need of hand-sewn masks.

While the company has already accepted more than 2.5K masks, they are still in need of more.

These hand-sewn masks are going to patients and ProHealth Care employees in supportive roles. This saves the medical grade masks for those clinical caregivers.

If you are interested in making masks for ProHealth Care, follow the pattern found here.

You will need the following materials to complete a mask:

  • Two contrasting pieces of prewashed cotton fabric with a high thread count.
  • Pipe cleaner, thin-gauge wire or long twist tie for fitting mask around the nose
  • Elastic, shoelaces or fabric for ties.
  • Needle, thread, scissors and an iron.

Once you have completed your masks, place them into a ziplock bag and write the number of masks inside on the front with a marker. Please do not put more than 15 in a bag.

These masks can then be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at ProHealth Care's Administrative Building, which is located at N17W24100 Riverwood Drive in Pewaukee.

There is also a drop off bin on Dopp Street near the loading dock behind ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital on weekdays between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.

All masks will be sanitized and cleaned before use.

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