Face Masks Needed in Community For At Risk Population
Waukon Economic Development, Lansing City Clerk Office, Postville City Clerk Office and Monona Chamber of Commerce are all accepting home-made face mask donations. They are each then supplying these masks to some of the grocery stores to hand out to those at risk, especially elderly, customers. These four entities are currently accepting donations of sewn face masks. Pictured are many Veterans Memorial Hospital staff members in homemade masks that have been gracious donated by members of the community and put to very good use at the hospital.

Face Masks Needed in Community For At Risk Population

Waukon Economic Development, Lansing City Clerk Office, Postville City Clerk Office and Monona Chamber of Commerce are all accepting home-made face mask donations.  They are each then supplying these masks to some of the grocery stores to hand out to those at risk, especially elderly, customers.  These four entities are currently accepting donations of sewn face masks.

Once someone in this high risk category receives a mask, they should keep laundering it and wearing anytime they have to enter public places.    They are now reaching out to ask even more volunteers to begin making masks for the high risk in the area communities.

More volunteers are needed to make masks.  Two mask making options are attached to this article.  Many patterns and videos are available on-line as well.

Masks can be dropped off at the following locations:

  • Waukon Chamber of Commerce/Economic Development Office (place in tote at front door between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.  M-F)
  • Lansing City Office (place in tote at front door between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. M-F)
  • Postville City Office (Place in tote in front of police station door anytime)
  • Monona Chamber of Commerce (place in drop off slot in front door anytime)

Veterans Memorial Hospital appreciates the numerous face mask donations received for their patients and staff during COVID-19 and asks all those who are currently making masks for the hospital to continue to do so.  But they are now reaching out to ask for even more volunteers to begin making masks for the grocery stores for the high risk to use out in the community.

Any homemade masks can be left at one of the locations listed above.   Masks will then be distributed as needed to the stores to help keep the elderly healthy and safe.  Please go to  www.veteransmemorialhospital.com for more details.