‘Chicago Mask Makers’ Sew To Support Healthcare Workers

The organization has sewn and donated thousands of face masks to frontline workers in the Chicago area.

Chicago Mask Makers
Medical personnel at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital conduct drive-thru COVID-19 testing in Park Ridge in March. Nam Y. Huh / AP
Chicago Mask Makers
Medical personnel at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital conduct drive-thru COVID-19 testing in Park Ridge in March. Nam Y. Huh / AP

‘Chicago Mask Makers’ Sew To Support Healthcare Workers

The organization has sewn and donated thousands of face masks to frontline workers in the Chicago area.

As the fight against COVID-19 continues, one local group is working to close the supply gap created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Volunteers at Chicago Mask Makers are sewing and donating thousands of face masks to frontline workers across the region. The organization started as a Facebook group that now includes more than 1,700 members.

Reset checks in with the group for more on its efforts to support Chicago-area healthcare workers.

GUEST: Christine Baumbach, volunteer leader at Chicago Mask Makers