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WNY STEM Hub mobilizes DIY makers to produce make face masks

How to safely wear a face mask—whether its homemade or surgical
Posted at 10:48 AM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 10:48:38-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A regional nonprofit, WNY STEM Hub, is mobilizing DIY makers and directing them to medical facilities in need of donations of homemade masks and shields.

This happened after hearing that the Public Safety Command Center at Roswell Park Cancer Institute needed washable, hand-sewn masks for staff working in outpatient and non-emergency roles,

The nonprofit also asked medical facilities needing masks to contact them, and posted mask-making tutorials on their website.

WNY STEM Hub said it helped medical facilities in need of face shields by mobilizing makers with 3-D printing machines.

WNY STEM Hub is also listed as a coordinating contact with the Erie County Department of Homeland Security and the Niagara County Health Department Emergency Preparedness Division.