Craven County Disaster Recovery Alliance (CCDRA) in collaboration with the Neuse Forest Presbyterian Church has developed a network of volunteers to prepare and sew non-medical face masks with a filter layer that can be laundered and reused. They are being distributed to Emergency Management, home health care agencies, assisted living facilities and group home facilities for the disabled. Masks are distributed at no cost to the recipient.
At the current time there have been requests for nearly 2000 masks. Additional requests are expected. So far 400 masks have been delivered to six agencies. The goal is to produce 500 a week. 100 masks have already been delivered to Craven County Emergency Services.
The New Hope Volunteer Village is being used as a reception and distribution center for material, kits and finished masks. Volunteers process and cut fabric to size, assemble kits and distribute to volunteer sewers for assembly. Completed masks are returned to the Village
The Village is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:30 am until 12:30 pm. during the week of April 12. The Village is located behind the Neuse Forest Presbyterian Church at 2011 Old Cherry Point Rd. in James City
Donations to help defray the cost of the materials for the masks may be sent to Neuse Forest Presbyterian Church, 2011 Old Cherry Point Rd., New Bern, NC 28562. Please mark your donation for Face Masks For Craven.
If you want to volunteer or get further information call CCDRA at 252-571-2976 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org