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Valley Views: Giving back with face masks

Original post made on Apr 27, 2020

One Pleasanton couple have turned their home into a facemask factory, with him in charge of materials procurement and cutting, and her doing the sewing.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, April 24, 2020, 3:27 PM

Comments (4)

Posted by oops
a resident of Danville
on Apr 27, 2020 at 7:43 am

But, is it just me, or are the elastics on the wrong way?

Posted by Barb
a resident of Danville
on Apr 27, 2020 at 7:57 am

The elastic on the mask are sewn so it goes around the head and not the ears. I think the ears were getting chaffed due to the elastic on them.

Posted by Sarah
a resident of San Ramon
on Apr 27, 2020 at 9:32 am

The masks are so cute!!!

But, this horse, Covid-19, bolted from the barn a long time ago and is way out in the pasture.

These masks, not N-95 masks, and even those are questionable, are not keeping anyone from getting sick or keeping anyone else from getting sick.

If the health care workers are suppose to be wearing full body suits with masks and clean air pumped in...well....

But, the story does make me feel good!

Posted by Claudette McDermott
a resident of another community
on Apr 27, 2020 at 5:49 pm

I love that people are so generous with their time and talent to help out where they can. I'm doing the same thing.

It feels good to help out, by taking action. Something that is community related, helping neighbors and strangers alike is important. It's giving us something positive that we can do for one another. If you are fearful and feel lost, make masks and give them away, you'd be surprised how good it feels, giving you purpose and making you feel productive in the challenging times we are in. No sewing machine? Sew by hand. After all we have time on our hands :)

Masks do make a difference, it's common sense. Something is better than nothing to protect you and others from what could be a horrible situation that all too many people are dealing with as we speak. If we hadn't taken this step, we would surely be in a more desperate place.

Please wear a mask when away from your home and distance yourself when you are out. 6 feet apart or 6 feet under, your choice ~

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