b'14CONCORD HOSPITAL TRUSTThe Womans Club of ConcordSewing nearly 7,000 Cloth Masks A local organization boosted a century agoneeds, but the sewers had needs, too, saidIn addition to the Hospital, the volunteers by a victim of the Spanish Flu pandemic isDeborah de Peyster, a Womans Club member.have donated masks to more than two dozen helping Concord Hospital keep its patientsWere all stuck inside thinking, what canorganizations, including New Hampshire and staffsafe during todays COVID-19 pandemic. we do? State Prison, visiting nurse organizations, The Womans Club of Concord has organizedThey started sewing.retirement communities, nursing homes members and other volunteers to make clothand fi rst responders. facemasks. As of late July, several dozenVolunteers avoided personal contact to safelyAnd, theyre not done, especially now volunteers had made nearly 7,000 masks,pick up materials and drop offfi nished masksthat so many have rediscovered their plus several hundred ear saver headbandon the porch of Barbara Ruedig, a Womanssewing machines.attachments that help prevent chafi ng theClub board member and long-time Hospital ears of healthcare providers now wearingdonor and volunteer. Having really enjoyed being able to do masks for hours at a time. In an interesting link to the pandemic of thesomething that makes a diff erence, we are last century, the Womans Club is housed ingoing to look for something going forward that Its been a perfect storm of needs comingChamberlin House on Pleasant Street. Nelliewe can do for the Hospital, de Peyster said. together, in that obviously the Hospital andChamberlin, a club member, left the home so many other institutions had tremendousto the club in her will. She died in 1918 of the Spanish fl u. If youd like to help make masks, contact the Womans Club at womanofconcord@gmail.com.'