More Than 700 Face Coverings Made by Gaston ECA
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend the use of cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of COVD-19. As part of a state-wide project, a group of dedicated volunteers from Gaston County Extension & Community Association (ECA) has been working diligently to fill the needs of Gaston County by making cloth face coverings for COVID-19. ECA volunteers are using current CDC guidelines to make cloth face coverings across the state and distribute throughout local communities.
Patti Wells, Gaston County ECA President said, “Volunteers will continue to cut, sew and deliver the masks as long as the need is there. The social distancing factor has not hindered Gaston County ECA’s passion to help where it’s needed. Much of the fabric, thread and elastic have been freely donated by each of the volunteers. Some of the fabric was donated to the organization.”
Gaston County ECA is a state volunteer organization supported by N.C. Cooperative Extension. Its mission is to strengthen families through leadership development, volunteer opportunities, and education through research-based information from NC State University and North Carolina A&T State University.