ALPENA, Mich. — The Salvation Army, in partnership with District Health Department #4, is calling on sewing friends in the community to help them meet an urgent need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the last few weeks, The Salvation Army has been collecting homemade masks to clean and distribute to people who need them.
“So far we have been able to have just enough to give to everyone who has asked for them. We’re so grateful for all those that have already been providing the masks,” said Captain Amy Cedervall. “The problem is that with the change in our Stay Home, Stay Safe Order, all people are supposed to wear masks whenever they enter a store. We have noticed that the need for masks is quickly outpacing our supply, and as of today, we’ve had to begin a waiting list for people requesting masks,” Captain Cedervall said.
If you have made or would like to begin making masks, you can do a no contact drop-off on the porch at 722 N. 2nd Ave. If you would like to make masks, but do not have the material to make them, call The Salvation Army as they have some supplies ready to be converted into masks.
If you have any questions about providing masks or if you are in need of a mask, please call The Salvation Army at 989-358-2769.