Friday, 07 August 2020

Masks for Victoria update

Uniting Vic.Tas and Uniting AgeWell have given an update on the face masks appeal story we published on 16 July.

The agencies write:

Thank you to everyone who has registered to make reusable, fabric face masks for Uniting Vic.Tas and Uniting AgeWell services.

We have received over 70 registrations and over 2000 face masks pledged – an amazing effort by all involved.

Our warehouse has already started receiving the homemade face masks and we are now working to distribute them.

Health authorities have now made it mandatory for all Victorian residents to wear a face covering when outside their home.

Due to the significant increase in demand for face masks, many vulnerable and marginalised people in our communities are still unable to access them.

If you would like to help, there’s still time.

For details on how to register and make face masks, click here.

Thank you in advance for your help during these trying times as we support people in need.

 Tuggeranong UC mask makers

Members of Tuggeranong Uniting Church volunteering to sew face masks for Uniting community services in Victoria. From left to right – (back) Maxine Gray, Eva Yager, Mary Howard, (front) Anne Vorobieff, Leonie Ferber. (Photo: Kerry Ranner)