We asked and you responded.
SASKATOON, Saskatchewan - On May 5th, 2020 MCC Saskatchewan put out a call on behalf of the Office of the Treaty Commissioner (OTC) for masks for Indigenous communities in northern Saskatchewan. By Friday May 15th we had received approximately 1200 masks!
COVID-19 has impacted people around the world, including those here in our own province. As the virus continues to impact communities around the word, the need in northern Saskatchewan communities (like La Loche) continues to grow. It was in response to this need that the OTC appealed to individuals who sew, to sew masks to be distributed to indigenous communities.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, MCC has had to close Material Resource throughout North America. While our ability to accept MR donations has been placed on hold, the appetite of our community to help respond to the need of people around the world has remained high.
We are so grateful to have a community of people who are committed to helping us achieve our mission of Relief, Development and Peace in the the name of Christ. With your help we were able to respond to this need in an overwhelming way.
The over 1200 masks that were dropped off at the MCC Saskatchewan office reflect the work of at least two dozen women throughout province. Although the majority of masks are from Saskatoon, others came from Swift Current, Regina, Hanley, Langham, Hepburn and Prince Albert. There are still masks to be collected from the Glenbush/Medstead area and from as far away as Victoria BC!
Approximately 1200 masks were delivered to the OTC on May 19th and were received by Commissioner Mary Culbertson. The masks are currently being sterilized and will be distributed throughout the province both to the North West and in Southern Saskatchewan.
NOTE: While we are no longer soliciting mask donations, we will continue to take masks that have been created for this project.
MCC photo/Krista Nelson
Drop-offs can be made Monday to Friday (8:30am -12pm) at the MCC office located at 600 45th Street West. A contactless drop-off bin will be placed inside the doors. If you do not live in Saskatoon or are unable to drop them off, please contact the MCC office at 306.665.2555 to discuss alternative options.
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