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SALEM, OR (KPTV) – A hospital in Salem is asking for your help sewing nearly 10,000 masks for health care workers.

Employees at Salem Health put together mask-making kits you can pick up. Each one has surgical paper fabric, instructions and a bag to put the finished product in.

People interested in helping will need a sewing machine; white thread; scissors or a rotary cutter; and a yardstick, straight edge, or cutting mat. Volunteers should not use their own fabric but only the material provided.

Here are the guidelines from Salem Health:

  1. Mask kits will be available for pick up at the locations below. People should stay in their car; staff members will give the kits to those who stop by.
  2. Each household may take up to two kits; each kit has material for 30 to 50 masks.
  3. Continue social distancing. Please do not host mask-making parties with friends/neighbors or ask to pick up kits to take to someone else.
  4. Return completed masks to a drop-off location with a few days.

Pick up mask kits

  • Thursday, March 26 from 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Friday, March 27 from 9 to 11 a.m.

Locations

  • Salem — Town Park security booth (former Kmart parking lot at Mission St. SE and 25th St. SE)
  • Dallas — West Valley Hospital parking lot (525 SE Washington St., look for the tent)

Drop off completed masks (same locations)

Salem

  • Monday, March 30, 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, April 1, 1 to 3 p.m.               
  • Thursday, April 2, 10 a.m. to noon
  • Friday, April 3, 9 to 11 a.m.

Dallas

  • Thursday, April 2, 1 to 3 p.m.    
  • Friday, April 3, 9 to 11 a.m.

More details about the mask-making kits, including video instructions, can be found at http://salemhealth.org/masks

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