Thank You To Sew Many Masks Group

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Sew Many Masks is a group of approximately 25 seamstresses who are providing much
needed face masks to our healthcare providers and medical community during the
COVID-19 crisis. They have donated to Los Alamos Medical Center, MANNM, Los
Alamos Family Practice, Trinity Urgent Care, The Children’s Clinic, Sombrillo Nursing
Home, Aspen Ridge, Los Alamos Visiting Nurses, Los Alamos Fire Department and Los
Alamos Police Department. Currently they are also working on Surgical Scrub Caps for
nurses at the Espanola Hospital which is a Regional Covid-19 designated hospital. To
date they have provided over 1,200 masks (regular facemasks and N95 covers) for the
needs of the medical community.

This dedicated group of seamstresses, led by Pam Hundley, Susan Souza, Clara Vigil
and Lisa Gonzales, along with significant contributions from the Piecemakers Quilting
Guild, has risen to the occasion as requests have come in from our medical community.
This group started with a simple but urgent request that our medical community was
facing a Pandemic and supplies were in short supply. Could we help to fulfill this
need? These women have risen to meet this urgent crisis. It makes me proud of this
community, and proud of the commitment and heart of these women. Other
contributors to aid in this endeavor include Shelly from Atomic City Quilts and donations
of fabric, buttons, and thread from individuals throughout the community. A special
thank you to Chris Judson and Lorraine Vasilik for all of the transporting of materials
and supplies for this entire group.

Diane Hammon
Sew Many Masks
White Rock