The Junior League of Lynchburg’s Board of Directors voted to enact a COVID-19 Immediate Community Needs Taskforce (CICN) during its March meeting. The CICN will be directed by member Melissa Busse. The taskforce’s first initiative is the Mask-Her-Aid Project, which will focus on local volunteers sewing masks for local healthcare facilities, led by members Tracey Langseth and Dayna Kumar.
You do not need to be a member of the Junior League to participate!
The JLL Mask-Her-Aid project is a community-wide initiative. Whether through a donation or sewing masks, we are grateful for everyone’s support! These masks do not prevent matter at the particulate level, rather they are simply meant to be a slight barrier and to help prevent inadvertently touching the face. Volunteers will need a sewing machine, thread, scissors, pins, ruler, iron and ironing board. JLL will provide the sewing kit with pre-cut fabric and elastic for the masks.
Are you ready to start sewing? Great! Here’s how:
Send us a private message via the Junior League of Lynchburg Facebook page and we will recommend the best pick-up location for your area. We’ll have a kit with your name on it, inside a “Mask-Her-Aid” box.
Volunteers can access the online mask tutorial; a copy will be provided to those who do not have internet access.
For complete details, please see JLL Mask-Her-Aid FAQs
If you do not have Facebook and/or have further questions, please contact Tracey Langseth!
Unable to physically help but still want to support the Mask-Her-Aid project? You may make a donation of your chosen amount at any time via any of the following ways:
- visiting the JLL Facebook page
- mailing your check made payable to Junior League of Lynchburg, 1113 Church St, Lynchburg VA 24504 (please denote for MaskHerAid)
- JLL Paypal Giving link:
As of April 15th, Mask-Her-Aid volunteers have produced 652 masks which have been distributed to local healthcare facilities and essential workers…thank you to everyone working so tirelessly in this effort!
JLL is proud to partner with, and serve our community in this time of great need. The League extends its wishes for the health and safety of all citizens during these challenging times. It is by caring for others, and working together toward the greater good that we will emerge stronger than when we began.
Thank you, Lynchburg!