GREATER LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A Facebook group solely devoted to sewing masks for free for the community is growing rapidly.
The group has quadrupled its members in the last three weeks and has made more than 3,600 masks.
The Facebook group is called Greater Lafayette Sewing Masks.
It has 845 members producing 2-ply 100% cotton masks with elastic ear loops.
The CDC recently stated the public should wear face coverings to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Jada Haughey created the sewing masks group.
She said the mission is to show local health care workers and at risk people the community cares about them.
"Starting this is important to me; that we as the community show those in our community that we have their back," said Haughey.
The group is now selling t-shirts for $20 dollars with free shipping.
A link to that is here.
Half the proceeds go back to the group to buy materials and what is left will be used for a health care fund at a local organization.