Masks for Our Most Vulnerable Neighbors

The Mighty Masketeers is a group of Columbia County residents who realized early in this crisis that while we should be wearing masks to protect ourselves and each other, we had to find a way to save valuable medical equipment for frontline healthcare workers. This group has committed extensive time, research, and energy to make masks for our community, especially those at highest risk.

The members of this group participate in whatever way they can – we have teams of cutters, sewists, drivers, and those doing the various other essential activities that keep our effort running smoothly.  The members of the Mighty Masketeers are a diverse group, all with their own skills to offer: artists, retirees, professionals whose careers are on hold, and children are all helping in the effort to get as many face masks made as they can!

The group has already sent over 1500 masks to populations in need throughout our region. Our masks have gone to local farms, police departments, post offices, rescue squads, and grocery stores. We have sent masks to Joseph’s House Homeless Shelter in Troy, COARC advocacy resource center in Hudson, and nurses at Columbia Memorial Hospital and Berkshire Medical Center. We have even sent masks to some of the hardest hit hospitals in New York City, Elmhurst in Queens and Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. Our biggest project at the moment is sending hundreds of masks to incarcerated women in Bedford and Taconic women’s prisons, and we are exploring avenues to get our masks to those incarcerated at Riker’s Island.

Please visit our website www.columbiamasketeersny.org to request masks and for volunteer opportunities.

Donations

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  • naima hills 
    • $40 
    • 1 mo
  • Robyn Sirlin 
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • hildi kaufmann 
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Helen Lobel 
    • $50 
    • 3 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 3 mos
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Fundraising team: The Mighty Masketeers of Columbia County (3)

Eileen J. Raab 
Organizer
Raised $1,462 from 13 donations
New Lebanon, NY
Dan B 
Beneficiary
Deborah Doyle 
Team member
Raised $448 from 8 donations
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