Masks of Love is thrilled to support Umoja Health, Wellness and Justice Collective with our next mask donation!
Every mask purchased form masksoflovewnc.org will help provide a mask to Umoja during this time.
Umoja Health, Wellness, and Justice Collective is a Nonprofit organization that was founded in Asheville NC in 2019 to address trauma, healing and resilience through creating a community of connections. To learn More about Umoja, check out our community outreach pag…
So thankful for the support of our local community that allowed us to donate masks to Umoja Health, Wellness, and Justice Collective!
So happy to be able to assist great organizations like the Asheville Sex Worker Outreach Project! There are so many people trying to protect out most vulnerable populations and it gives us hope during these trying times!
So excited to have another great partner in our community! We were able to give some masks to
Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church
What does Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church Community Outreach programs do?
Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church's Community Outreach Program is a stronghold in the Walton St area - including Livingtone and Erskine communities -TMBC's Outreach impacts families every other week through distributing food and essential items. They've been a resource like this for the community since 2009. If you have interest in donating money, resources, or time to this outreach effort, contact Director Patricia Flowers at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church.
This weeks donations went to the Julian F. Keith Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center, a part of the NC Department of Health and Human Services. We appreciate what they do for public health and they really appreciated the masks! Www.masksoflove.org #supportlocal #828isgreat #ashevillesmallbusiness #community #solidarity
Built in 1898, Rock Hill Missionary Baptist Church has been a resource in the Shiloh community for a long time. They serve folks at a community market as well as being around and available for lots of community service in the neighborhood.
Bobbette Mays is a community service leader at Rock Hill and in Shiloh. Here she is accepting re-usable masks from Masks of Love as well as Lenore Baum. Lenore had the idea to reach out to the Shiloh community, then started sewing and invited Masks of Love to join in the efforts. We love joining forces with others in the community to improve all of our health! Let us know if you or your favorite organization is in need of masks!
WNCAP is delighted to be the current Masks of Love - WNC community partner. The folks at Masks of Love have come together to use their skills and talents to help keep WNC residents safe. Every mask they sell goes to help fund donated masks for both individuals and organizations in our community. Make a donation to protect public health today! https://www.masksoflove.org/
In a proof-of-concept study appearing online Aug. 7 in the journal Science Advances, Fischer, Westman and colleagues report that the simple, low-cost technique provided visual proof that face masks are effective in reducing droplet emissions during normal wear.
“We confirmed that when people speak, small droplets get expelled, so disease can be spread by talking, without coughing or sneezing,” Fischer said. “We could also see that some face coverings performed much better than others in blocking expelled particles.”
Notably, the researchers report, the best face coverings were N95 masks without valves – the hospital-grade coverings that are used by front-line health care workers and surgical or polypropylene masks. But hand-made cotton face coverings also provided good coverage, eliminating a substantial amount of the spray from normal speech. Our masks were designed to provide the best safety level below medical grade masks, and fall within the cotton-made face coverings by addressing several safety categories:
The Salvation Army Center of Hope provides food, shelter, and other resources to people in need in WNC. Their staff and volunteers serve the public and some of their guests have medical risks - these masks will go to them.
Thanks for your service - to the Salvation Army, and to staff members like Ronnie Burgess serving behind the scenes.
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Holy smokes we are in LOVE with this new fitted mask! Not only is it extra comfy with its padded nose bridge and toggled elastic, but it is GORGEOUS! Thanks to Bopha, our super talented sewer, who cranked these out for us!
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Masks of Love WNC
was created in Western North Carolina in March 2020 as a response to our community shortage of PPE in the face of Covid 19. We created an all volunteer effort to get cloth masks into the hands of those that needed them most. Now, Masks of Love has grown into a business that is providing local jobs while staying committed to our mission of donating masks to our under-served neighbors. We have donated almost 10, 000 masks since we began. Learn more about our community partners here.