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News - May 1, 2020

Around Town

MASKS FOR THE MASSES ... In less than a month, a group of Palo Alto residents created more than 1,600 masks for essential workers, hospitals and other communities in need during the coronavirus crisis. Mask of Hope, a group formed on March 30, first started out with a few parents and students from Greene Middle School. It has since grown to nearly 30 people, including members of JLS and Fletcher middle schools. As of April 25, the group provided 722 cloth masks and 885 one-time-use masks, group member Olivia Chen told the Weekly. The masks have two different types of fabric to make the back and front distinct from one another. The beneficiaries include Moldaw Senior Residences, Webster House, local grocery stores and U.S. Postal Service workers, who can take comfort in knowing the fabric has been prewashed, run through a dryer and ironed before it was cut and sewn into the final product. After volunteers make the masks, the group picks them up at front doors and gates, avoiding any in-person contact. "It's been amazing to see how our neighbors have all pitched in," Chen said.

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Posted by LowIncomeSingleMom
a resident of Midtown
on May 4, 2020 at 9:51 pm

How does a family in need access these resources?

Posted by Latrelle
a resident of East Palo Alto
on May 5, 2020 at 10:37 am

It is more important that these donated goods & financial resources make their way into EPA as Palo Alto is a more affluent community.

If one can afford to pay $3000 per month for a studio apartment or $5M+ for a home, they are not hurting for money nor for food unless they are incapable of managing their finances.

The only possible beyond one's means which indicates a preoccupation with keeping up appearances. No sympathy here.

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