COVID-19 Mask Production and Distribution

I am a high school science teacher who enjoys tinkering and showing real-world applications of technology to my students. I approached a local agency to provide "Montana Masks" to our local first responders.  I made several prototypes to design a gasket that was durable, easy to clean, and comfortable. 

At that point, early last week, information on these masks was hard to find.  I saw a lot of different groups were producing these masks but did not have any way to effectively seal it against the user's face. I wanted to spread the word, so I took it upon myself to create an Instructable guide on how to produce these masks.

After my wife, Lexie, and I started producing the masks for the first responders, I have gotten many requests to provide these for individuals and families in my community.  I am coordinating with another teacher, KyLee Shoemaker, the middle school computer teacher, who is using her classroom 3D printer to keep up with the needed print jobs. I have also joined a group in Wyoming that is taking requests for these masks to be sent to medical centers in the state. 

I am requesting funds for 3D printer filament, gasket material, filter material, elastic straps, and shipping costs to send the masks to those in need.

The need for these supplies is urgent. I am out some of these materials and I cannot make these masks without all the requisite materials. 
With your support, I can continue to produce these masks to be distributed freely to those in need.

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $90 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 2 mos
  • Twylla Napolitano  
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
  • Jamie Cheek 
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
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Organizer

Jim Stith 
Organizer
Newcastle, WY
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