The Londonderry Volunteer Rescue Squad is asking for the public’s help in making cloth masks that will extend the useful life our current supply of N95 masks during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Because the supply of N95 masks available to healthcare workers is still limited, LVRS is seeking volunteers to sew cloth masks that will fit over the squad’s current N95 masks: the added protection the cloth mask provides will make it possible for our N95 masks to be used longer. Because these new cloth masks will need to fit over N95 masks, these masks will need to be sewn to detailed specifications pertaining to size, shape and materials. Those who are willing to help can find the specifications and instructions for CDC cloth masks on our website as well as patterns and instructions from Dartmouth-Hitchcock.
LVRS will donate any extra cloth masks we receive to local workers in essential jobs, such as town, grocery store and pharmacy workers. This will assist in deterring the spread of COVID-19 per the CDC’s and Vermont Department of Health’s recently updated guidelines on the adoption of cloth masks. So please make a lot of them – we will find a good home for the extras. LVRS would also like to thank those who have already sewn and donated cloth masks to the squad.
If you are interested in making face masks to donate to LVRS and have questions, please contact Claudia Harris at (802)824-6699 or click here to email her. If you are in need of fabric, the fine folks at the Waterwheel House Quilt Shop in Londonderry have generously donated material and LVRS has a limited amount of fabric and other materials for your use if needed.
Donate N95 Masks
If you have extra N95 masks, you can donate them to LVRS and we will pass them along to providers in our area who are running low.
The State of Vermont is looking for volunteers to help in communities across the State that have been affected by COVID-19. Help is needed in a variety of areas and professions. Please register below. We thank you for your help and we will get through this together!
Volunteers Register Childcare, Grocery Worker, Public Works Professional, Drivers, etc.
Medical Volunteers Register Nurses, Pharmacist, EMS, Physician Assistant, Veterinarians, Mental Health, etc.