In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, several volunteers stepped up to sew masks for the 65 Center of Concern Senior Companion Volunteers. The average age of the Senior Companions is 75 so the masks were sewn in accordance with the recommendation of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) that everyone should wear a mask when having to go outside for essential business.
A huge thank you to the following Sew Important team volunteers: Mary O’Reilly, Maureen Damitz, and Terri Hehn who sewed many hours and overcame huge obstacles (elastic sold out everywhere, begging for fabric and lining) to get the masks finished. Thank you to the non-sewers of the group, but nonetheless invaluable: Eun Sun Park-Simpson, Joan DeFilippo and Kathleen Singsank for their resourcefulness and help. The completed masks will be sent to each Senior Companion Volunteer.
Thank you to the donors and volunteers who always step up for the Center of Concern.