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Rabun County Democrats Welcome Your Support

There are many ways you can contribute to helps us elect Democratic candidates to office!

You can volunteer, or provide a financial contribution through sponsorship, donation, or by purchasing event tickets.

 

Mask Project

NEW! The CDC recommends every person wears a face mask in public

The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

 

The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators.  Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.

 

Homemade masks will not prevent someone from becoming infected with Covid-19. They are approved by the CDC to be used as a last resort when all other PPE options have run out.  Health providers experiencing shortages, who have handmade masks can use them on lower-risk patients allowing N95s to be reserved for emergency cases.

 

It’s important to use a tightly woven 100% cotton fabric. If you’re not sure what tightly woven means hold it up to the light, you should not be able to see through it. We also recommend sewing PELLON in between for added protection.

Please make sure that you prewash your fabric using a mild detergent and no fabric softener. This will help to shrink the fabric to prevent it from shrinking later on after it’s been sewn.

Below you will find diverse tutorials, please check them out and pick one that you feel comfortable following. Some of you may have more advance sewing skills than others, so feel free to share your tips!

For information on how to care for a fabric mask please click here.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions (click on my name below)!!

Rosa Icela 

The  Logistics

What to do after you have sewn your masks

Pam Burchell will arrange to meet you to collect your MASKS or MATERIALS (click on her name to email).

Delivery will be done on TUESDAYS only.

Masks should be set out in the sun and sprayed with spray disinfectant before placing in bag.

Check out the image and video tutorials below, if you would like a printable tutorial click on the button.

Simple Mask With Ties

1. With 2 right sides together sew shorter sides of the rectangle (add PELLON in between).

3. Mark bias tape in half (35 to 40 inch long) and line up with the middle of mask

5. Make folds, iron, and pin

7. You are done!

2. Turn inside out, fold in half and iron to mark the middle.

4. Sew bias tape to both upper and lower side of mask

6. Sew folds (both sides)

If you can't find bias tape you can make your own.

 Cut 2" width, fold in.

Video Tutorials

 

Can't Sew?

You can help by donating materials

100%Cotton

We are in need of 100% tightly woven cotton (you can't see through it)

Pellon

 PELLON is an interfacing non woven material

Contribute with cash

 

Masks Materials Contribution

$5.00Price

Taking Care of your Mask

  • Wash your mask at least once a day in the WARMEST water with detergent. It should be washed typically when you are done with it. If you’re a frontline worker or spend your time in public where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, consider washing your fabric mask every two hours, if possible.

  • Dry with hottest air.

  • Iron after washing.

  • For more information click here

 
 

Cash Contribution

 

2020 Blue BBQ Sponsorship

If you are interested in contributing to the 2020 Blue BBQ and help us get a head start on the organization, please check out our sponsorship opportunities and take advantage of the benefits provided with your contribution such as reserved seating, special gifts and promotion and advertising.

Click on the images for details.

Events

April Members Meeting going virtual with Sarah Riggs Amico!
Join us ONLINE for the opportunity to listen to Democratic candidates Sarah Riggs Amico (US Senate), Dan Wilson (US House), and Devin Pandy (US House).
When
Apr 06, 5:30 PM EDT
Where
https://gotomeet.me/DeeDaley

PO Box 2204 
Clayton, Ga 30525

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