The University of Hawaii System

04/07/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/07/2020 16:12

Volunteers needed to sew masks for UH Mānoa facilities crew

The University of Hawaiʻiat Mānoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources () has put out a call for volunteers to sew face masks to meet the demand needed by the Mānoa facilities department.

Unable to order masks in the quantity they need, Mānoa facilities is asking for donations of masks for its 300 employees, all of whom are still at work on campus keeping the buildings and grounds safe, sanitary and operational.

To help the cause, alumna Sylvia Kop and husband Mark, owners of Hula Supply Center, donated more than 500 yards of fabric. All that is needed are volunteers to sew. At least one mask for each facilities employee would be great, but two each would be better, so they can be laundered between wearings-a total of 600 masks.

Several patterns will work. This pattern (scroll down to download the pattern and watch an instructional video) has been endorsed by St. Luke's Hospital, which services the greater St. Louis, Missouri area.

Contact alumni connection coordinator Jessie Radovich at [email protected] to volunteer, donate material or coordinate the pick up of completed masks.

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