SLO MakerSpace donating sewn masks to at-risk community members

Posted at 11:28 AM, Apr 15, 2020

A group originating from SLO MakersSpace in San Luis Obispo is working to help people stay safe during the pandemic.

Brooke-Ashley Pool started Service for SLO to help arm the community with face masks.

She and Service for SLO wanted to help the community and also give people a worthy task while they were stuck sheltering-at-home, so they started to teach people to sew masks online.

They now provide materials to whoever wants help or learn to sew masks and from there, donate them to at-risk members of the community, including seniors, the homeless, the immuno-compromised and more.

"Our goal is, of course, to only help flatten the curve, but to make it so that people who are still out and about are even further protected but also helping with that effort," Pool said.

"Service for SLO" has made more than 2,000 masks for the community.

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