Local volunteers stitch and donate masks to Lincoln Home

Thu, 04/23/2020 - 1:15pm

    Lincoln Home and Harbor View Cottage employees are grateful to have members of the community offer their creativity and support by making and donating cloth masks. These masks are for employees to wear for their home and essential shopping use. We extend our thanks to Sara Sandberg, Yvonne Lamoreaux, Erica St. Peter and Cathy Lane, the Lincoln County coordinator for “Sewing Masks for Maine.”

    “Sewing Masks for Maine.” is a statewide network of volunteers who make and donate cloth masks to Maine’s healthcare organizations. Through their website, www.sewingmasksformaine.com, you can volunteer to sew, request masks, find drop-off locations, or get information and patterns to make your masks. In 30 days, the group effort has delivered 7,252 masks to healthcare and community organizations around Maine.

    Erica St. Peter, senior commercial loan assistant for First National Bank, Damariscotta is helping businesses secure help through loan assistance by day. In her “spare” time, she created a business sewing weighted blankets to help children with anxiety in 2017, “St. Peter’s Sew Sweet Creations.” When COVID-19 hit Maine, she switched gears to making masks.

    “I am thrilled to donate 30 masks to Lincoln Home because of the support of the community in donating fabric and willingness to pay for masks when they can! I will keep sewing and donating for as long as people need them!” Order masks or weighted blankets through her St. Peter's Sew Sweet Creations Facebook page.

    These masks will ensure that the employees are safer at home as they continue with the recommended self- isolation and social distancing measures to which they are committed. Each day that goes by with healthy staff and residents is a blessing. All of us are working hard to help this blessing continue.

    Visit www.lincoln-home.org for continued updates on COVID-19. Follow us on Facebook to keep in touch with us at Lincoln Home.