Masks Now Coalition - Illinois
Jul 08, 2020
Emma Davenport
Masks Now Coalition - Illinois

Join us as we hear from this D211 Schaumburg student who is the Illinois state lead for Masks Now which is a grassroots effort that pools the resources of volunteers to create and distribute face masks across the country that raises our viral resistance to the spread of COVID-19.

Led by nineteen organizers directing almost 12,000 volunteers who banded together in response to the urgent national shortage in personal protective equipment (PPE) brought on by the novel coronavirus outbreak in America, The Masks Now Coalition has volunteers in every state, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico ready to answer the call from over 2,200 organizations including almost 700 health facilities in 42 states which have made public appeals for homesewn masks.

Emma's efforts were recently highlighted in the Daily Herald.