Scrappy Sewers making, donating masks

NOW: Scrappy Sewers making, donating masks

WINAMAC, Ind. -- A group of 12 quilters out of Winamac is coming to their entire county’s aid during the coronavirus pandemic – sewing 4,000 masks, all of which they’re giving away.

Scrappy Sewers started this project in mid-March by making masks for all employees and patients at Pulaski Hospital – now, everyone in the building is supplied with one of their masks.

While the hospital does have plenty of medical-grade masks, they say the homemade masks are a great backup.

Anyone in Pulaski County and beyond can get a mask — all you have to do is pick it up from one of the Scrappy Sewers porches.

After an ordinance was passed in Pulaski County which requires everyone to wear a mask in public, the Scrappy Sewers started getting flooded with requests.

“So far we’re able to accommodate everyone that’s called with pick up tomorrow [Friday],” said Michelle Schmicker, a member of Scrappy Sewers. “So I think that the ladies have just been sewing their hearts out. And we’re just going to keep providing as long as we can.”

If you’d like to get a mask, all you have to do is call Schmicker at 574-946-4248.

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