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April 25, 2020

 

Regional HIV/AIDS Connection is collecting handmade face masks to be distributed to those we serve through our Carepoint Consumption and Treatment Service. Many of our clients experience challenges, including housing instability, that make social distancing difficult. Face coverings are an additional measure that we are requesting on behalf of our clients to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

We need our community’s help. If you are able to sew or make a non-medical mask, please contact Fran at fmckeown@hivaidsconnection.ca or (519) 239-0802. We will accept donation drop-offs at John Gordon Home (596 Pall Mall Street, London, ON) between 8 AM—5 PM. Please contact Fran if pick-up is required. 

It is recommended that donated masks:

  •  Fit snugly, but comfortably, without causing difficulty breathing
  •  Should include straps or ties to secure the mask over one’s ears
  •  Should include multiple layers of fabric
  •  Should be easy to machine wash and dry without damaging the integrity of the mask

For more information about how to make a face mask, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html