The Piestewa Peak Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution members are hand-sewing masks to donate to local essential workers in the most need amidst COVID-19.
Members concerned about healthcare and other essential workers on the front lines of the pandemic, wanted to ensure that metro-Phoenix’s residents and facilities have more protective wear resources available during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a press release.
The Piestewa Peak Chapter of Scottsdale members participated and responded to the medical mask shortage by sewing and donating masks to the Arizona State Veteran Home, various health care and veterinary offices, and to others in need including elderly neighbors and family member.
The chapter’s total of 608 masks represents over half of the total made by members of all Arizona’s 41 DAR chapters combined the release said, as of April 10.
“We know these are tough times for everyone, with most of us staying home to help stop the spread of this virus,” said Chapter Regent Judy Taylor of the Piestewa Peak Chapter in a prepared statement.
“However, we have several chapter members working in healthcare related fields and we wanted to do whatever we could to help take care of them, their coworkers, and others on the front line of this health crisis.”
Nationwide, DAR chapters from all 50 states have been participating in the organization’s Service to America From Home initiative with more than 70,000 masks already donated and tens of thousands more produced daily to be distributed in local communities, the release added.
See: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ServiceToAmerica/ for up-to-date totals for the nationwide mask effort.
For DAR membership inquiries and other questions about the Piestewa Peak Chapter, contact the Chapter Regent at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about DAR: dar.org.