Area Seamstresses to the Rescue

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio is thankful for the generous volunteer support from area churches and community members in sewing gowns.  More than 30 people responded to our request for help to sew 100+ gowns. Soon after the announcement a small group of people were able to cut gowns at the Ebenezer Mennonite Church. The gown pieces were assembled into kits and distributed for individuals to sew at their homes. MHCO has received 84 completed gowns and more are coming in each day.

These washable gowns will allow MHCO to reduce the need for disposable PPE which we were having a hard time finding due to the demand.  Gowns are an important part of a caregiver’s protective equipment for oneself and also for other community members.  We no longer are worried about running out of gowns. The gowns are color coordinated by size: Yellow – Large, Blue – medium and Green – small which helps people know at a glance the right one to wear.  Thank you for your support of MHCO and the many volunteers who are making this community sewing project a success!

Mennonite Memorial Home staff members who are pictured modeling the new gowns are Betty Hooker, Barb Friedrich and Sonia Irvin