Hamilton County Indiana Mask Brigade

Hamilton County Indiana Mask Brigade We are making and donating masks, surgical caps, shields, and other PPE's to help with COVID-19. Our items are not for sale. We accept donations via Square or materials. We are The Brigade PPE’s as a Not For Profit Organization.
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Operating as usual

08/31/2020
Always in Stitches

Check out Always in Stitches’ live video to see their artillery of sewing machines!!! Lots of new ones in stock now and many good used options as well.

Please share for Knox!
08/28/2020

Please share for Knox!

My Country Needed Me Benefit Ride has been selected for the August Terry Lee Cares Program!

Every year we have a benefit called My Country Needed Me, all proceeds from our event go to help Active duty Military/ Families and Veterans. This year our Veterans and Military families want to help Knox! Everyone who meets him always walks away with a feeling that that little boy is meant for great things in life. If you do not know Knox, here is a brief summary of how truly strong and brave he is. When Knox was just 2, he was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma (cancer of the eye), not just in one eye, but both. He started chemo immediately, but unfortunately for Knox, he still had to lose his right eye because the tumors had grown too large. For a year, Knox adjusted to having one eye but the cancer came back in his left eye, so they performed radiation plaque directly into his eye. He continued exams every 3-6 months, just to find out another year later that what they thought was scar tissue, was the cancer again. Knox was given 6 rounds of IAC (intra-arterial chemotherapy). For this procedure, they put him under anesthesia and place the chemo into the back of eye, starting at the groin and going through his arteries. Knox got a 2 month break before doing another 5 rounds of this procedure. After months of this, in January 2020, they discovered the cancer had returned. Knox had a port placed and they started him on systemic chemo, mixed with proton radiation. Missing school and his friends, Knox was getting proton radiation 5 days a week for 5 days and systemic chemo 3 days a week every few weeks. Finally, in April 2020, Knox had his last round. What we hoped, prayed, and longed for, was this to be the end of Knox’s troubles. I am saddened to say, in the last week we have found out that the cancer has once again returned. The doctors have exhausted all options and what we thought was our last option, was short-lived when we heard about a clinical trial called We C Hope. This clinical trial is for patients, just like Knox, with retinoblastoma who have no other options. This trial has been very successful for patients just like Knox. There is one issue, this clinical trial will not be covered under Knox’s current medical coverage. They WILL cover the actual medication, but the procedures and hospitalization will not be covered. These funds are needed ASAP because Knox's tumor is fast growing and it could block his vision of sight. Tina and Tim will also be out of work for weeks and traveling for this.

We have three nominees that will be competing for the most overall engagement. If you would like to vote for My Country Needed Me Benefit Ride of Indianapolis please like, share, comment or engage with this post for this nominee on our page by the end of the month https://www.facebook.com/terryleehyundai/

Please engage with their original post, share, comment etc for Knox!
08/27/2020

Please engage with their original post, share, comment etc for Knox!

My Country Needed Me Benefit Ride has been selected for the August Terry Lee Cares Program!

Every year we have a benefit called My Country Needed Me, all proceeds from our event go to help Active duty Military/ Families and Veterans. This year our Veterans and Military families want to help Knox! Everyone who meets him always walks away with a feeling that that little boy is meant for great things in life. If you do not know Knox, here is a brief summary of how truly strong and brave he is. When Knox was just 2, he was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma (cancer of the eye), not just in one eye, but both. He started chemo immediately, but unfortunately for Knox, he still had to lose his right eye because the tumors had grown too large. For a year, Knox adjusted to having one eye but the cancer came back in his left eye, so they performed radiation plaque directly into his eye. He continued exams every 3-6 months, just to find out another year later that what they thought was scar tissue, was the cancer again. Knox was given 6 rounds of IAC (intra-arterial chemotherapy). For this procedure, they put him under anesthesia and place the chemo into the back of eye, starting at the groin and going through his arteries. Knox got a 2 month break before doing another 5 rounds of this procedure. After months of this, in January 2020, they discovered the cancer had returned. Knox had a port placed and they started him on systemic chemo, mixed with proton radiation. Missing school and his friends, Knox was getting proton radiation 5 days a week for 5 days and systemic chemo 3 days a week every few weeks. Finally, in April 2020, Knox had his last round. What we hoped, prayed, and longed for, was this to be the end of Knox’s troubles. I am saddened to say, in the last week we have found out that the cancer has once again returned. The doctors have exhausted all options and what we thought was our last option, was short-lived when we heard about a clinical trial called We C Hope. This clinical trial is for patients, just like Knox, with retinoblastoma who have no other options. This trial has been very successful for patients just like Knox. There is one issue, this clinical trial will not be covered under Knox’s current medical coverage. They WILL cover the actual medication, but the procedures and hospitalization will not be covered. These funds are needed ASAP because Knox's tumor is fast growing and it could block his vision of sight. Tina and Tim will also be out of work for weeks and traveling for this.

We have three nominees that will be competing for the most overall engagement. If you would like to vote for My Country Needed Me Benefit Ride of Indianapolis please like, share, comment or engage with this post for this nominee on our page by the end of the month https://www.facebook.com/terryleehyundai/

Our masks are helping this incredible team The Milk Bank! 🐄 👶 😷 🍼 🐄
08/13/2020

Our masks are helping this incredible team The Milk Bank!
🐄 👶 😷 🍼 🐄

Look at how precious 😍 these ladies are that just joined our cutting crew! Thanks CarDon Senior Living for your help!😷❤️...
08/13/2020

Look at how precious 😍 these ladies are that just joined our cutting crew! Thanks CarDon Senior Living for your help!😷❤️🙆🏻‍♀️😇🥰😷

We have partnered with Hamilton County Indiana Mask Brigade. Each Wednesday, ladies from The Lodge at Harbour Manor will gather together to cut fabric for another team to sew masks!

Big thanks to all that shared the post. We are so honored to receive this. Thank you Terry Lee!
08/13/2020

Big thanks to all that shared the post. We are so honored to receive this. Thank you Terry Lee!

Hamilton County Indiana Mask Brigade, July recipient of the Terry Lee Cares Program.

Thank you so much for the generous donation to our mission! We will put it to good use in our county!

#terryleecares #hamiltoncountyindianamaskbrigade #terryleehyundai

08/11/2020
LIFE DIY

Sewing crews, what do you think about this please? I kinda like how the pleats run vertically for some. 🤔 please weigh in sewing friends!

Breathable mask in a new style-The fabric does not touch the mouth area-Simple Tutorial-Make at home
Cre: DIY Trefa

Come by the Farmers Market in Noblesville at Federal Hill Commons to get free masks and ear savers. We will also have so...
08/01/2020

Come by the Farmers Market in Noblesville at Federal Hill Commons to get free masks and ear savers. We will also have some face shields for the suggested donation of $5. Rainy skies won’t stop us!

Wow, thank you Hammer MetalWerks!
07/31/2020

Wow, thank you Hammer MetalWerks!

More ClearBlock Sneeze Guards getting installed at Noblesville High School today. #weloveourstudentsandteachers #safetyfirst #clearblocksneezeguards

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07/30/2020

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Max says Mask up and may the force be with you!!

Share THEIR original post to help us win the $500 for the Terry Lee Hyundai Terry Lee Hyundai Cares Donation! Three nomi...
07/28/2020

Share THEIR original post to help us win the $500 for the Terry Lee Hyundai Terry Lee Hyundai Cares Donation! Three nominees and whoevers post gets the most Likes and Shares will win! Hamilton County Indiana Mask Brigade

Hamilton County Mask Brigade has been selected for the July Terry Lee Cares Program!

We started a group of people all over the county to help with the initial shortage in PPE's for the medical community, first response crews, and front line workers on March 23 after going on the stay home order. The group of volunteers has about 3000 helpers. Behind the scenes we have crews of entire families that can't sew, but help by driving wares and masks in our pony express, cutting fabric and elastic for sewing crews, donating more materials, 3D printers making face shields and ear savers, and working together to achieve some really big things! Even some members who said they could not sew, have learned to sew through the help of new friends they made in the group as well. This mission has brought us all together and created a family of sorts all over the county.

Fast forward to now, we are continuing the mission and still helping more facilities and other non profits, and are now spreading the option of getting free masks to the general public for opening things back up fully. We are supplying the schools with face shields and masks as requested too. The list of places we've helped is long and is all done through donors, volunteers, and not for a profit. We do not sell our PPE’s, but we do accept donations of materials or funds to put back into the county to purchase more supplies. We have a deal with local fabric vendors as well for keeping those funds going back into local businesses here in the county. Always in Stitches is giving us their cost for bolt fabric in bulk amounts.

We also have a CNC Cutter in Frankfort that can cut a large amount of mask cuts for us very quickly. This has helped our crews create abundantly more coverage too.

We have circulated over 39,000 items thus far to help flatten the curve with our distanced assembly line.

We were fortunate to partner with NFD to set up a table where they give out Hand Sanitizer and be there to answer questions and debunk COVID Myths when that comes up. We have handed out PPE’s to all front line, essential superheroes out there as our first priority over the last few months, and will continue to donate those to clinics and offices that will open soon, and also will be now helping the general public more with our medical and emergency workers covered.

We have three nominees that will be competing for the most overall engagement. If you would like to vote for Hamilton County Mask Brigade please like, share, comment or engage with the post for this nominee on our page by the end of the month https://www.facebook.com/terryleehyundai/

Where are all my Parent Teacher Associations in the county? May I please ask for your help with the mask mission? Can’t ...
07/23/2020

Where are all my Parent Teacher Associations in the county? May I please ask for your help with the mask mission? Can’t sew, but have fabric? We can use it! Have a group wanting to learn to sew? We can do that too! Don’t like sewing but want to cut fabric for our team? Let us know! Pass this on to your schools and pto groups please!😷 🏫

Fun Coloring Contest! Cute idea Noblesville Parks & Recreation!
07/21/2020

Fun Coloring Contest! Cute idea Noblesville Parks & Recreation!

🎨 It's coloring contest time! 🎠 Help us Color the Carousel and win a carousel ride for your family and your choice of a free ice cream or round of mini golf for you! Age Groups: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, 13-18 & Adult/Family

Print off your coloring sheet or stop by the Forest Park Carousel Corner to pick one up. Color it as best you can and drop it off at the carousel. Entries can also be emailed to [email protected]. Deadline to enter is July 30, 2020 at 6 pm. Coloring pages can also be found at: https://www.noblesvilleparks.org/300/Color-the-Carousel-Coloring-Contest

07/21/2020

Just sharing a cute Narwhal pony bead mask because I can. 😉 💕

Too cute! These came to my friend and her family in mesh bags for each person with a clothes pinned name tag clipped to them for easy ID. Very cool!

Thank you Wandering Westfield for sharing!
07/18/2020

Thank you Wandering Westfield for sharing!

We need cutters! Is anyone wanting to do more cutting? If you are sewing and happy to stay sewing please don’t change ge...
07/15/2020

We need cutters! Is anyone wanting to do more cutting? If you are sewing and happy to stay sewing please don’t change gears, unless you just need a change of pace! Who’s in?!

✂️ EDITED to add: We need mostly 8x15’s and some 9.5x11’s. ✂️

HI!!! 🎉 😷 🕯 It’s CONTEST Time! 🕯😷 🎉 My friend Cari Hahn, the creator, owner of Karma Candles And Kinds, cancer survivor,...
07/13/2020

HI!!! 🎉 😷 🕯 It’s CONTEST Time! 🕯😷 🎉

My friend Cari Hahn, the creator, owner of Karma Candles And Kinds, cancer survivor, and an inspiring gal all around has generously given this to me for a giveaway to the group! Her candles are as clean as can be, hand-poured right here in Indiana with 100% natural soy.

Brigadiers, please do the following things to be entered:

1. Share this post on your Facebook wall set to Public to help get the word out about our mission, get more people to join in, and to further the cause.

2. Like this Page AND the Group both please.
Find the Group here:
https://www.facebook.com/groupsHamiltonCountyIndianaMaskBrigade/

3. Comment here Done when you’ve done 1 & 2

IF YOU CAN, Recruit! Invite more friends to like the Page AND the Group, even if they don’t sew! We may be able to use their fabric donations, they may be able to cut or drive, and they may need to find masks for their safety in opening back up as well. We can even use members joining that simply want to follow along and cheer us on! Tag friends in the posting too for nominating them too please. (Their name will not pop up to Tag them until they are liking the page or group respectively for where you try tagging. - they have to be following for the page or group to find their name for tagging.

NOTE: All nominees will have the same chances at winning. I will put all the nominees into a wheel of names online to let it pick a winner on Wednesday July 15th in the evening.

Any of my sewing members want to try these? We have some special needs students requesting and some caregivers, audiolog...
07/13/2020

Any of my sewing members want to try these? We have some special needs students requesting and some caregivers, audiologists, and/or teachers that will be needing them. Let me know and I’ll supply you with Metal Nose Pieces and some of the clear vinyl shower curtain liners.

Thank you @Jenny R Sherrill for sharing your design and template for the Window Masks for those that need to read lips or see their caregivers/teachers faces/smiles.

Notes from Jenny on how she did this:
😷 - The Olsen Pattern is basically the one used here for the rounded shape.

😷 - There's the thought that if one used wire at top and bottom for shaping, there might be a way to in up more space.

😷 - There are darts at the top on either side of the nose, darts on the side, and the shape is a little rounded.

LOOK for our very own Pony Express Drivers Dave & Mary Ann Buckingham Ferrin. Thank you again to Jim Wafford at Logan St...
07/09/2020

LOOK for our very own Pony Express Drivers Dave & Mary Ann Buckingham Ferrin. Thank you again to Jim Wafford at Logan Street Signs and Banners for this sign. They’ve already been able to bless some in need at the parking lot of Hobby Lobby! Thank you 🙏 so much for raising awareness with this wonderful signage!!! 🐎 🚙 😷

Used sewing machine alert. I don’t know the owner or anything about this Singer, but thought I’d share incase anyone wan...
07/07/2020

Used sewing machine alert. I don’t know the owner or anything about this Singer, but thought I’d share incase anyone wants to buy it and learn.

Come on down and get free masks and leave us a donation if you are able. 😷🌍
07/04/2020

Come on down and get free masks and leave us a donation if you are able. 😷🌍

Setup just in time to get RAINED out. No Farmers Market for us today. Good day for ducks! These two really cute Brigadie...
06/27/2020

Setup just in time to get RAINED out. No Farmers Market for us today. Good day for ducks! These two really cute Brigadiers were excited to help today! 😷🦆☔️🌧😷

06/25/2020
Wafford Theater Outdoor Movies

Come to the movie this Friday June 26th to see Doolittle. Last one of the series! FREE!

Bring your Blankets, Chairs and Picnic Baskets Friday and enjoy Dolitte, our last movie of the summer at Hamilton County Fairgrounds. Please everyone, thank our partners whom have helped us to finance this fun family series.Special thank You to Bob DuBois from Noblesville Chamber of Commerce who has been there every week parking cars. Fueled for School will be there again accepting donations check their page for items needed. Hamilton County Indiana Mask Brigade will be ther passing out masks and accepting donation of goods also.

06/24/2020
Earth News

Mask Myths Explained

RETIRED SURGEON Sam Laucks, has this to say about wearing masks:
“OK, here’s my rant about masks:
I have spent the past 39 years working in the field of surgery. For a significant part of that time, I have worn a mask. I have worked with hundreds (probably thousands) of colleagues during those years, who have also worn masks. Not a single one us of became ill, passed out or died from lack of oxygen. Not a single one of us became ill, passed out or died from breathing too much carbon dioxide. Not a single one us of became ill, passed out or died from rebreathing a little of our own exhaled air. Let’s begin here by putting those scare tactics to rest!
(It is true that some people, with advanced lung diseases, may be so fragile that a mask could make their already-tenuous breathing more difficult. If your lungs are that bad, you probably shouldn’t be going out in public at the present time anyway; the consequences if you are exposed to Covid-19 would likely be devastating.)
~ “But”, you ask, “can’t viruses go right through the mask, because they are so small?” (“Masks keep viruses out just as well as a chain link fence keeps mosquitoes out,” some tell us.) It is true that individual virus particles can pass through the pores of a mask; however, viruses don’t move on their own. They do not fly across the room like a mosquito, wiggle through your mask like a worm, or fly up your nose like a gnat. The virus is essentially nothing more than a tiny blob of genetic material. Covid-19 travels in a CARRIER – the carrier is a fluid droplet- fluid droplets that you expel when you cough, sneeze, sing, laugh, talk or simply exhale. Most of your fluid droplets will be stopped from entering the air in the room if you are wearing a mask. Wearing a mask is a very efficient way to protect others if you are carrying the virus (even if you don’t know that you are infected). In addition, if someone else’s fluid droplets happen to land on your mask, many of them will not pass through. This gives the wearer some additional protection, too. But, the main reason to wear a mask is to PROTECT OTHERS. Even if you don’t care about yourself, wear your mask to protect your neighbors, co-workers and friends!
~ A mask is certainly not 100% protective. However, it appears that the severity of Covid-19 infection is at least partially “dose-dependent.” In other words, the more virus particles that enter your body, the sicker you are likely to become. Why not decrease that volume if you can? “What have you got to lose?!”
~ “But doesn’t a requirement or a request to wear a mask violate my constitutional rights?” You’re also not allowed to go into the grocery store if you are not wearing pants. You can’t yell “fire” in the Produce Department. You’re not allowed to urinate on the floor in the Frozen Food Section. Do you object to those restrictions? Rules, established for the common good, are component of a civilized society.
~ “But aren’t masks uncomfortable?” Some would say that underwear or shoes can be uncomfortable, but we still wear them. (Actually, being on a ventilator is pretty darned uncomfortable, too!) Are masks really so bad that you can’t tolerate them, even if they will help keep others healthy?
~ “But won’t people think I’m a snowflake or a wimp if I wear a mask?” I hope you have enough self-confidence to overcome that.
~ “But won’t I look stupid if I wear a mask?” I’ve decided not to dignify that question with an answer!! 📷:)
~ “But I never get sick; I’m not worried.” Well, then, wear a mask for the sake of the rest of us who are not so perfect!
There is good evidence that masks make a real difference in diminishing the transmission of Covid-19. Please, for the sake of others (and for the sake of yourself), wear your mask when in public. It won’t kill you!
P.S. - And, by the way, please be sure that BOTH your nose and mouth are covered!
Recommendations around mask usage are confusing. The science isn't. Evidence shows that masks are extremely effective to slow the coronavirus and may be the best tool available right now to fight it.”

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Max says Mask up and may the force be with you!!
I know it's the last thing we thought we'd have to think about for back to school! However these are the time's, Make sure you have enough to keep up with wardrobe changes! Lol
too funny!!! check this out.