Providing Personal Protective Equipment To People INEn Need "Is Not A Sprint-It Is A Marathon"
Samantha Hall, a third-year health science student at Northeastern, is collecting face masks of all types—disposable and homemade—for people in need in Boston, as well as for charities in Burundi, South Africa, Zambia, and Nepal. She founded the Facebook group Million Mask Marathon. “You don’t need a sewing machine, you don’t need any fancy equipment, and you don’t need to put hours and hours of work into [making homemade masks],” says Hall. “You can just make one or a couple, and just from some old T-shirts that you might have or an old sheet. And that will really make a big difference.”