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Sew helpful: Volunteers make 2,400 masks for medical workers

 
Series: Coronavirus | Story 101

Last updated 6/8/2020 at 9:59pm

Courtesy Ann Dillon

Volunteers have made 2,400 masks for medical workers and other first responders in Mill Creek and Everett.

The need for personal protective equipment – especially masks – has brought the community together in multiple ways during the coronavirus pandemic. Medical workers and first responders need masks, and many people have stepped up to the sewing machine to fill the gaps in supplies, including in Mill Creek.

Courtesy Ann Dillon

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Ann Dillon is part of a group that has delivered 2,400 masks since March. There are more than 100 people in the group and most of them live in Mill Creek and Everett.

"I am so proud of these ladies, they are the true definition of community," Dillon said. There are more than 100 people in the group and most of them live in Mill Creek and Everett. "This started with a message I sent out on Sew helpful: Volunteers make 2,400 masks for medical workers Mill Creek Community (a Facebook group). We were met with much resistance but in the end, we were able to bless many. Our original focus was just senior homes but it grew from there," she added.

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