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Good Shepherd Associates Step Up to Sew Masks

March 26, 2020

Good Shepherd sews masks

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and global shortage in medical face masks, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network Associates from various departments are helping to sew masks to supplement the health-care organization’s own supply.

Working from Good Shepherd Home – Raker Center in Allentown with sewing machines and materials, the Good Shepherd team has produced 1,000 handmade face masks. The handmade face coverings help stretch out Good Shepherd’s supply of N95 masks, which provide a higher level of protection.

Theses face shields can be laundered, too, which allows them to be reused.

Materials, Additional Homemade Masks Needed

To help with producing these, Good Shepherd is seeking donations of non-woven fusible interfacing, which is used inside the mask as a filter. Due to the excessive use of current sewing machines and in case any break down, Good Shepherd is in need of additional sewing machines.

Donations can be dropped off at the front entrance of Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital, 850 S. 5th Street, Allentown, PA. Please make sure items are clearly marked.

Additionally, if you have basic sewing skills and want to help make face coverings for Good Shepherd from your home, contact us online or call 1-888-44-REHAB. Good Shepherd can provide you with the preferred sewing pattern for the homemade masks (download instructions).

Find more information on other donation needs, including gloves, gowns, protective eye wear and cleaning supplies.