How To Grow from a couple of sewers to over 300 Members in A little More than a month
Christina Davis and Theresa Hiatt saw an enormous need for personal face masks in early March 2020 when the Governor of Maryland, Larry Hogan, announced the shutdown and sheltering for the state of Maryland. They saw essential people without safety gear including health-care workers, senior aids, grocery store clerks, seniors and compromised individuals and pulled together the resources and people to make re-usable face masks.
They researched patterns, safety requirements and standards to provide guidance to their growing team of seamstresses and couriers with Theresa turning her basement into a supply depot and Christina managing the sewers and requesters.
Today, we have over 11,000 requests for face masks and have makers pledging to provide over 8,000 masks for adults, teens, and children throughout Montgomery County, Maryland. All of the masks are free.