Volunteer Cowichan and COVID Action Cowichan are launching Mask the Valley, a project to help cover peoples’ faces and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The idea is to give everyone in the Cowichan Valley access to a finished non-medical mask, mask materials, and facilitators to help large groups make their own masks.
They’re also providing information on how to safely wear masks.
And, it’s all at no charge.
Volunteers have been using donated material to meet the demand, and Fabricland gives them a bulk discount for the material they buy with cash donations.
Donations of 100 percent cotton, and cash donations to buy material, are needed to reach their goal.
The volunteers in the program have already made two-thousand scrub caps and over three-thousand masks and ear savers.
Another group, the Maskateers, has made over two-thousand masks for local First Nations communities.
Volunteers use donated material and Fabricland gives them a bulk discount to buy material with the money donated to the program.