FALLON — Oasis Academy, a public charter school, is using a 3D printer and the help of community partners to help create desperately needed protective equipment for local health care facilities.
The K-12 school reached out to local seamstress company to make $2,000 worth of
masks. They also ordered HEPA vacuum filters which can be used in the masks for added
protection when fitted onto the masks.
Oasis Academy has 3D printers thanks to a grant they were awarded from the Pennington Foundation.
On April 6, 2020, the first 60 masks were delivered for use at the local hospital.
“This is all about the community coming together. The local Holiday Inn Express donated seven bags of linen that are being used to make gowns, the local seamstress company gave us a great rate for the amount of work they did, and the community of Fallon at large has been incredibly supportive of these efforts,” said the Academy’s Melissa Mackedon. “That is how we are going to get through this. Everyone doing their part to support each other and try to fill needs in the community.”