Mississippi Center for Justice seeks volunteers to make cloth masks for vulnerable populations during coronavirus pandemic

JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi Center for Justice has launched a mask drive to provide homemade cloth masks to people who work and live in locked facilities during the coronavirus pandemic.

According to a press release from the MCJ, volunteers are asked to sew cloth masks for people who are highly vulnerable to COVID-19 due to living or working in facilities like prisons, jails, mental health institutions and restitution centers.

Because basic protective necessities like surgical masks are often not available to these staff and residents, MCJ created a webpage, https://www.mscenterforjustice.org/masks, through which facilities can request cloth masks and volunteers can learn how to make and where to send masks.

Volunteers can also sign up for live mask-making video workshops and download instructional materials.

MCJ has already received orders for over 1,000 masks.