Ruth Menefee works her Korean War era sewing machine to make masks for her neighbors.

The need for face masks for our local first responders and healthcare workers is still critical, but now the CDC has recommended that everyone wears a face mask when outside.

The Kent Face Mask Challenge coordinated through Sumner Hall is making great progress.

Last Sunday, organizer Cherly Hoopes reported that Kent volunteers had contributed 340 masks. This Sunday she reports that the growing corp of volunteers across Kent County has completed “close to 900, but we need that many more!”

For a video on “How to Make a Face Mask,” visit.

If you are interested in volunteering, contact Cheryl Hoopes at 410-708-3321 or email her.

Pleats are inside the mask