WHAT MATERIALS ARE IN THE MASKS?
We are using a layer of non-woven polypropylene (NWPP) covered with cotton or cotton blend fabric. The NWPP is similar to the lining of surgical masks, providing the filtering. Fabric provides additional filtering plus next-to-skin comfort.
WHO ARE THE MASKS FOR?
We concentrated on our local Pittsburgh community, prioritizing frontline, essential workers: grocery, municipal, medical personnel who can not stay home. Batches were also sent to support The Navaho Nation, The White Mountain Apache, and teachers who requested them, nation-wide.
Civilians are encouraged to stay home if they can, and to properly use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including masks, when going to the store or public buildings.