Mountain Masks popularity growing

Medical experts advising to wear masks to prevent airborne infection

By Sharon Perea

Mountain residents may not be hearing jets flying over their heads, but scissors and sewing machines are constantly “flying” in homes. On March 21st, volunteers for the Mountain Mask Project begin to make and delivery free face masks for our local businesses and organization. Numbers have quickly jumped in two weeks from 10-20 requests to nearly 1,000 masks that have now been distributed throughout our communities. Over 34 requests from businesses, organizations, city and county employees, fire departments, U.S. postal workers, and others have received masks.

The number of requests are increasing every single day. Our 31 volunteers include three organizers, plus much needed cutters, sewers, and drivers. They include individuals as well as entire families contributing their free time and effort to keep up with the daily demand for masks. Thank you each and every volunteer for your contribution in helping our communities be safe and healthy.

In order to help provide enough masks in the future, we’d welcome you or someone you know to join our volunteer efforts.

There is also a great need for surgical masks, and new or used R95 and N95 masks. Please check your medical cabinets for “no longer used face masks! These “much in demand” masks will be inspected and sterilized to be given to first responders and medical professionals.

If you wish to volunteer, donate fabric or masks, or receive further information please call 303-642-0243 or

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