How to make medical masks, donate to good cause

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WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)– Hands of Grace Free Medical Clinic is asking people in the community for donations of handmade medical masks.

Several medical resource centers in communities all over Middle Georgia are experiencing a shortage of n95 medical masks. These masks are typically used by doctors, nurses, and other medical staff to protect themselves from contagions they become exposed to.

The handmade masks medical facilities are asking for cannot be used as a replacement for n95 masks. However, they can prolong the span of usage.

Hands of Grace says they are in need of at least 50 masks right now. However other clinics and hospitals are in need of these masks as well.

If you need something to do during the quarantine, this is the perfect way to keep you busy and help those in need. Below are instructions on how to make these masks, along with a tutorial.

How to make a mask

Step 1: Cut the elastic and make 2 strips.

Step 2: Cut the fabric.

Step 3: Cut your interfacing.

Step 4: Pin the elastic strips.

Step 5: Sew it together.

Step 6: Turn your creation right side out.

Step 7: Sew the 6-inch fabric sides.

Step 8: Donate your mask.


Places to Donate:

Most of the places in need have immune-deficient patients or those who are most susceptible to the COVID-19 virus. Please call the facility before going, and discuss a pickup location for the masks.

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Peyton Lewis is a 20-year-old reporter from Stockbridge, Georgia. She graduated in December of 2019 with her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia. She found a love for reporting after receiving a video camera for her 8th birthday. She and her friends would make mock newscasts in her backyard other creative content. Peyton's love for writing and creating videos pushed her to pursue journalism. In order to kick-start her dream of being a reporter, she left the traditional high school experience at the age of 16 to attend Gordon State College as a full-time student. She graduated with her Associate's degree two weeks before graduating from high school. Previously, Peyton worked as a news intern for 11 Alive in Atlanta, a radio intern for the Joy FM, and a reporter/ technical manager for Grady Newsource. Peyton dreams to become an investigative reporter that leaves a lasting impact on the world around her. She loves Disney, dogs, spicy food, musicals, and her family. Peyton also enjoys reading, watching movies, cheering on the Dawgs, and going on new adventures.