(CARLISLE) – Several facilities in the Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) have joined in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by making fabric masks for both inside the facilities and in the community.
However, facilities are starting to run out of the needed supplies to continue the production of masks. That’s where you come in. You can make a difference by donating 100% cotton material, hair ties, and elastic. The hair ties have been found to be a suitable substitute for elastic if needed since elastic is somewhat scarce right now.
The production within the correctional setting is meeting the needs of the community by producing literally 1000’s of masks for first responders, hospitals, local emergency management agencies, law enforcement agencies, medical clinics, grocery store staff, pharmacies, and military personnel. The IDOC has plenty of offenders who want to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic, but the IDOC needs your help for the production of masks to continue.
If you would like to donate items for masks to the IDOC to help, please contact Community Service Director Jackie Storm at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-398-5050, Extension 3117. She will assist you with the donation process.