‘Sew Many Masks’ Serving Local Medical Community

By DIANE HAMMON
Sew Many Masks
Los Alamos

“Sew Many Masks” is a group of approximately 25 seamstresses who are providing much needed face masks to our healthcare providers and medical community during the COVID-19 crisis. 

They have donated to Los Alamos Medical Center, MANNM, Los Alamos Family Practice, Trinity Urgent Care, The Children’s Clinic, Sombrillo Nursing Home, Aspen Ridge, Los Alamos Visiting Nurses, Los Alamos Fire Department and Los Alamos Police Department.

They also are working on Surgical Scrub Caps for nurses at the Espanola Hospital, which is a Regional Covid-19 designated hospital.

To date they have provided more than 1,200 masks (regular facemasks and N95 covers) for the needs of the medical community.

This dedicated group of seamstresses, led by Pam Hundley, Susan Souza, Clara Vigil and Lisa Gonzales, along with significant contributions from the Piecemakers Quilting Guild, has risen to the occasion as requests have come in from the medical community.

This group started with a simple but urgent request that the medical community was facing a pandemic and supplies were in short supply. Could we help to fulfill this need? 

These women have risen to meet this urgent crisis. It makes me proud of this community, and proud of the commitment and heart of these women.  

Other contributors to aid in this endeavor include Shelly Kuropatwinski of Atomic City Quilts and donations of fabric, buttons and thread from individuals throughout the community.

A special thank you to Chris Judson and Lorraine Vasilik for all of the transporting of materials and supplies for this entire group.

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