Seattle Makers Covid-19 response

Seattle hospitals are suffering from a supply shortage of masks and face shields to keep our medical professionals healthy while they care for people with COVID-19. There are just not enough n95 masks to keep hospital staff safe and most nurses are being issued one mask for the day, or resorting to the use of scarves or whatever kind of fabric they can use to cover their faces while helping patients.
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After consulting with many of these hospitals and medical staff, makers at the Seattle Makers makerspace  have come up with a cotton fabric mask and mylar face shield design that reasonably meets the requirements needed to keep healthcare workers safe while also being reusable. We have many people who have volunteered and are working on sewing and 3D printing parts for these masks now so that we can get them out to hospitals ASAP.

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The supplies for these masks and face shields have already been purchased due to the urgency of the situation and to get ahead of impending supply chain delays. This fundraising campaign aims at helping Seattle Makers recover the purchases made to create these masks and face shields. All donations provided to this campaign will go directly to the cost of supplies only as we have had many wonderful volunteers working to get masks made.


Any additional funds will be used to keep the space open, support additional makerspaces in communities that need them, and fund scholarships for makers.  There is a clear need for the skills and response capabilities of makerspaces, and we’re committed these communities are support.

Donations

  • Kerry Albritton  
    • $50 
    • 5 d

Organizer

Jeremy Hanson 
Organizer
Seattle, WA
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