Tues 4/28: Ventura County’s Mask & Gown Brigades rock!

(Photo of homemade gowns in action! Ventura County has an amazing group of volunteers creating PPE, including masks, face shields and gowns, as well as community members who’ve donated equipment to keep our frontline workers safe. Those workers want you all to know how much they appreciate your efforts! Information below from Amy Towner, CEO – Health Care Foundation for Ventura County from 4/23)

Dear Brigades,

Our nurses, doctors and staff wanted to thank the brigades for their sewn masks so I have been collecting video.  I put out a call on Facebook and asked if someone would make them into a video and my friend Hugo Zamora Camilha Contreras put this  together as a donation to show the circle of love of our community.

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Wed. 4/15: Gown-Brigade volunteers! It’s time to IRON! Instructions included here!

Quick links: 

  • Join the Mask-making brigade for VC health care workers (now at 4871!): here
  • Volunteer opportunities, including those for healthcare workers, in Ventura County: here.
  • Want to be part of the new Gown Brigade? Send your name, address, email and cell phone number to  hcfvc@ventura.org

(Information below from Amy Towner, CEO – Health Care Foundation for Ventura County.)

Mask Brigade update.

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We had 255 masks donated on Tuesday.  Pictured here are some cute ones from Ventura County Probation Department’s Pamela Henderson.  She said this was so much fun! Gina and I have done mass passing out of masks to essential workers throughout the county and it’s been fun to see some masks that you have made being sported all around the county. I am asking employees to thank you so I can post on social media, We can not let our guard down and we still need more masks so thank you for continuing to sew especially since we had 33 new cases as of tonight.

Gown Brigade update.

For those new to the Gown Brigade – Welcome! Today, we had our first drop off shipment at Gina’s. With 12,000 trash bags, that’s a lot of ironing.  So glad we have an army of community sewing and ironing for our community safety. The message is clear, in Ventura County, we are not ok with sitting around not having basic PPE for healthcare or people. Our community has been extremely resourceful and not waiting around for others to fix the problem.

Attached are the  instructions for making the hospital gown from plastic bags. 

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Fri. 4/10: Status of Ventura County’s front line volunteer efforts!

More news about our amazing community here in Ventura County! 

Quick links: 

  • Mask-making for VC health care workers (now at 4871!): here
  • Volunteer opportunities, including those for healthcare workers, in Ventura County: here.
  • Want to be part of the new Gown Brigade? Go here.

(Information below from Amy Towner, CEO – Health Care Foundation for Ventura County.)

Hello, Brigade!!! 

Great day but really busy day.  Lots of news to report! In our Zoom Incident Command Meeting, all of you were acknowledged by the hospital leaders and your part in helping to keep our healthcare workers and community safe with your actions of sewing masks and assembling gowns.  These seem like small acts perhaps to you, but they are monumental as this virus builds in our community. Thank you for continuing to help and stay plugged in as battle this virtually and united together, protecting our front line people as much as possible while we scour for authentic PPE including N95 1870+, surgical and procedure masks, and isolation gowns.

Mask report:

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Sat 4/4: State of Ventura County’s front line volunteer efforts.

We have an amazing community here in Ventura County! 

Quick links: 

  • Mask-making for VC health care workers (now at 3012 of 3500 needed!): here
  • Volunteer opportunities, including those for healthcare workers, in Ventura County: here.
  • Want to be part of the new Gown Brigade? Go here.

Today’s update:

(Information below from Amy Towner, CEO – Health Care Foundation for Ventura County.)

Wednesday, the VC Reporter wrote about all of you and the incredible grassroots efforts in protecting our community.  These measures seem to be flattening the curve more than in other regions by us staying home and taking simple precautions like social distancing, washing our hands, not touching our face and protecting ourselves if out in public. Below is the article highlighting several of you!!!

https://vcreporter.com/2020/04/answering-the-call-residents-mobilize-to-protect-frontline-workers/

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