Facebook Group Members
We are a group of people from the Seacoast NH area looking to make a difference by making and donating face masks to medical facilities, organizations and other essential businesses in need.
*** Update May 2020 ***
We want to thank each and every one of you that have contributed to Seacoast Mask Makers so far. What we have accomplished is nothing short of amazing. Who knew that when we started out back in March 2020 that we'd build an organization that enabled the creation and distribution of over 50,000 masks for more than 300 businesses and organizations?
We started this group to fill a critical need - organizations on the front line of providing health care services did not have access to the PPE, and later on other essential businesses and organizations lacked the protection they needed to perform their jobs. Day and night, we worked on making and distributing these masks as there was no other for them.
Unlike when we started, masks are now available to be purchased, or available free of charge from the State of New Hampshire per Gov Sununu's announcement last week. Similarly, the State of Maine has provided a list of partners where organizations can obtain masks.
We are now at a point where Seacoast Mask Makers no longer needs to front line the production, collection, and distribution of masks to local organizations.
We have ended collection of masks and distributed all of our remaining supply.
Over 2,000 Local Participants
In a very short time, we obtained over 2,000 Facebook members and volunteers who worked together to help prevent the spread the COVID-19 virus around our communities by:
- Making masks
- Picking up materials
- Cutting up fabric for mask making
- Dropping off or deliver masks
Resources & Information
Even though we’re no longer collecting and distributing masks, we have a variety of resources to help provide instructions on how to make our masks.
We could not do this alone. We have so many people to thank. In addition to all our fabulous mask makers and other volunteers, we would also like to thank these organizations who have provided much-appreciated assistance to us.
In the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) has struck those in need. Because of this, residents of the Seacoast have come together to combat this issue. When founder Javi Kalback became aware of this...
Staff at Strafford County’s facilities, including Riverside Rest Home, say they’re breathing easier, thanks to local residents who have made and donated about 1,200 cloth facemasks to help during national shortages due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Two Dover women are rallying the Seacoast to make protective masks to help meet the need at area hospitals. Javi Kalback and Linda Austin came up with an idea, started a Facebook group and 24 hours later had more than 200 volunteers saying they wanted to get...