Keokuk County 4-H Donates Masks for Pandemic

4-Hers making masks for pandemic

On Wednesday, April 8, Iowa 4-H challenged its members, volunteers, alumni and staff to make and donate 10,000 face masks to the people and organizations in their local communities who need them. In only nine days, the Iowa 4-H family has already met their goal.
 
Iowa 4-H is the youth development program of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Our programs empower young people to be well-informed citizens who are actively engaged in their communities and the world.
 
Members and leaders of the Keokuk County 4-H Sewing Club participated in this challenge and used their “Hands for Larger Service” while making 80 masks to donate to the citizens of Keokuk County.
 
Keokuk County 4-H Sewing Club member Allison Sieren states, “I never dreamed that I would ever be making masks during a pandemic to protect our residents of Keokuk County. And while this is a very scary time for our community, 4-H members continue to move forward, leading the way to “Make the Best Better”.
 
To learn more about this project or to record your face mask donations, please visit https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/iowa-4-h-creates-face-masks.

To become involved with the Keokuk County 4-H Program, contact Michele Sieren at the Keokuk County Extension Office at 641-622-2680 or visit our website: https://www.extension.edu/keokuk/.

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