Ways to Help with the COVID-19 Outbreak
We’ve put together a list of resources available for those looking for ways to help our community.
3D Printer Farm
CREATE Center is dedicating its two 3D Printers to create protective visors for local health care providers. There is currently a worldwide shortage of personal protective equipment and healthcare workers are at risk without essential protection like visors and face coverings. CREATE Center for the Arts is working with local health care professionals to produce 3D printed face shields for the medical professionals in our community.
How You Can Help
We have reached out to other groups and organizations to ask them to join in our efforts. If you have or know of a 3D Printer and would like to help, please email email@example.com. We will take 3D Printers on loan to be set up at CREATE’s 3D Printing Farm or we will work with organizations or individuals by providing filament and the design files. Cal Poly Pomona generously donated their Pulse 3D Printer to CREATE to help during this crisis.
CREATE is planning to purchase more printers to help get keep up with demand in the coming days and weeks. With each new printer we procure or connect with we also need to provide the appropriate filament. If you would like to help us in these efforts, please consider donating to CREATE.
CV Mask Makers
CV Mask Makers is a local organization that have spearheaded a project to provide facemask kits to our community. Community members can use these kits to make their own masks to protect themselves, their loved ones and the community at large. These masks do not require sewing. Kits are available for pick-up Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the following locations:
– Freedom Park in Palm Desert from 2pm to 4pm
– Ironwood Park in Palm Desert from 4pm to 6pm
CV Mask Makers are currently working on locations and times for west and east valley as well. We will update this page as information becomes available.
CV Mask Makers are also looking for volunteers to also make these masks to be delivered to local medical professionals as well! They will drop off the kit, which includes the material and pattern needed to make the masks, and pick up the masks when they’re completed.
Joann’s Fabric is facilitating a national campaign to sew more masks and gowns for medical personnel around the country.
They have wonderful resources available on their website for any sewers interested in getting involved in the project. They also are coordinating with medical facilities in need and factories or organizations that can produce these masks on a larger scaled. If you fall into either category, please click here to get involved in the Mask Project.
If you have a project to help fight against COVID-19 and would like us to feature it on this page, please send an email with relevant information to firstname.lastname@example.org.