From St. Charles Health Systems:
“To all of our community members who so generously offered to donate hand-sewn masks to our caregivers, we’re happy to say we are ready and have a process in place to start accepting them!
We are in most need of adult-sized masks. These will not be used in place of personal protective equipment, but rather to prolong our supply.
We’ve included some instructions which call for a slit in the top so we may insert a disposable filter. However, if you’ve already made a few without the slit, we can still use them to cover our existing supply of masks.
When donating, please place them in a sealed bag and drop them at any of the donation spots throughout Central Oregon (dates, times and locations are listed below). Please do not take them to the hospital, as we have restrictions in place at the entrances for your safety.
Thank you all for your patience and for being so readily willing to help us. We can’t thank you enough.
(these dates may be extended)
Bend area (10:30 to 11:30 a.m.)
> Bend Senior High School, 230 NE 6th St.
> Ensworth Elementary, 2150 NE Daggett Lane
La Pine area (10:30 to 11:30 a.m.)
> La Pine High School, 51633 Coach Road, La Pine
Prineville area (noon to 1 p.m.)
> Crook County School District, Pioneer South, 641 E First St.
Redmond area (10 a.m. to noon)
> Redmond Fire Station, 341 NW Dogwood Ave.
Madras area (noon to 1 p.m.)
> Madras First Baptist Church, 85 NE A Street
Visit our website to download a full size PDF of the instructions.”