Healthcare workers are on the front lines of saving lives and have been relying on N-95 masks to slow the spread of COVID-19.
According to Julianne Dalcanton, astrophysicist at the University of Washington, local Seattle hospitals are rapidly running out of respirator masks.
As a response to the shortage, Dalcanton and other volunteers have begun a collection drive to deliver N-95 masks to various Seattle hospitals.
The volunteer group is asking Seattleites to look through their houses and gather any N-95 masks they may have lying around. These masks are typically used for painting projects, blocking smoke inhalation, or for emergency kits.
If you happen to find a mask, input your information into their Google form and leave your supplies in a bag outside of your door.
The team will pick up the masks and donate them to hospitals in need. Volunteers are currently accepting both used and new masks and will refine the request if they receive new information from hospitals.
Those willing to collect masks and deliver them to local hospitals can fill out this Google form.