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Nyack Mask Makers

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"US medical workers will need 3.5 billion face masks if the coronavirus reaches pandemic status. Right now, the country only has 1% of that number." - Business Insider, March 4, 2020

On March 11, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic.

Organized by Donna Davies Timm and Bill Batson, Nyack Mask Makers ( ) is a community project providing masks to doctors, nurses and staff at Montefiore Nyack Hospital, as they serve Rockland County, New York, during the increased patient activity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are facilitating the participation of the public to produce face masks that will be made available to Montefiore Nyack Hospital staff.

Our prototype was reviewed by the Infection Preventionist at Montefiore Nyack Hospital. 

We have 40 participants in our Flash Sew Mask Mob and a goal of making 500 masks per week.

We are looking for money for elastic, fabric and ziplocks.

For $100, we can get elastic for 500 masks.

For $10 we can get enough fabric for 15 masks. 

We are also looking for anyone who lives in the greater Nyack area who can operate a sewing machine. If you know anyone who has a sewing machine or several, please direct them to this site at

We'll provide a template pattern, materials list, elastic and arrange pick up delivery of completed masks.


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    • $20 
    • 4 yrs
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    • $50 
    • 4 yrs
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    • $25 
    • 4 yrs
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    • $15 
    • 4 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $10 
    • 4 yrs


Bill Batson
Nyack, NY

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