Helping hands: Million mask challenge

"Mr. Rogers famously said, when times are tough, look for the helpers. Well here are two of the helpers to tell us how they are using their sewing talents to aid the coronavirus relief effort. Joining us from Cleveland, Ohio are Jan and Connor Brostek..."

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How To Make Coronavirus Face Masks, And How Effective They Are

If you’re adept at sewing and want to help your local hospitals, you can make big batches of face masks at home. There are specific requirements you must meet in order for them to be acceptable for medical use, so make sure you follow them. Otherwise, your work may be for naught.

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Join the 'Million Mask Challenge'

""Sew It Online", a family-owned sewing and craft shop in Ohio, started the "Million Mask Challenge" after University Hospital in Cleveland reached out to them for help in early March.

What started as an effort to help one hospital started a global movement..."

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Northeast Ohio sewing shop hopes to make 10,000 face masks in 3 weeks

"One Northeast Ohio company is trying to help out by posting a tutorial video on how to sew face masks. The coronavirus outbreak is causing some hospitals to run short on supplies. One of the most frequently sold out items have been medical masks. Pins and Needles is a Northeast Ohio company that is showing everyone how to make those masks."

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How to help sew masks for hospital in coronavirus crisis

“We love to help anyone who’s going through a crisis,” said Connor Brostek, whose family owns Pins & Needles. “We have an army of sew-ers who can do this.”

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