Read more about efforts in the Houston area to provide first responders, health care workers and the community at large with face masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Harmony School of Innovation-Katy donates 3D-printed face shields to local first responders
Students at the charter school used a 3-D printer to produce and donate medical-grade face shields to local medical workers and constables.
Lone Star College-Houston North distributes masks, food, disinfectant for area residents
The Lone Star College North Houston campus distributed thousands of units of food, masks and other supplies to those in need at a local church April 24.
Harris County Precinct 4 quilters, church groups come together to sew masks for the front lines
Volunteers from churches and local sewing and quilting groups have put their skills to use sewing nearly 1,000 masks for first responders and front-line workers.
Alvin Community College making masks for local health care professionals
Industrial design instructors at the college are also using a 3-D printer to produce face shields.
Friendswood store organizes mask donation network
The owner of a Friendswood sewing shop has repurposed her business into a mask production and donation network for the community.
Pearland’s Chinese community donates masks, money to hospitals, first responders to fight COVID-19
After being forced to cancel events as the coronavirus hit the area, two Pearland organizations used their networks and volunteers to gather and donate over 10,000 masks, 18,000 gloves and 1,200 protective gowns.
Clear Creek ISD sophomore, 8th-grader make face masks, ear-relief straps for community
Two siblings from Clear Creek ISD combined their different skills and interests to make and donate or sell personal protective equipment.
Here’s how you can make your own face mask at home
A makeshift face mask can be quickly assembled using common household items such as fabric and rubber bands.
The Woodlands-area students work together to donate 500 masks to The Woodlands Fire Department
In The Woodlands, a group of students is assembling masks with a goal of donating 500 per week to first responders.
City of Sugar Land puts out plea for community members to donate homemade masks
The city of Sugar Land is seeking mask donations for essential workers.
Kingwood craft studios switch gears to sew face masks for community
A Kingwood nonprofit is having its students sew masks to keep them engaged and their minds occupied while helping the community.
Bellaire neighbors make face shields for local health care workers
A Bellaire resident recruited her neighbors to assemble face shields for area hospitals.
Jen Para, Kelly Schafler, Andrew Christman, Hannah Zedaker, Morgan Slutzky, Haley Morrison, Colleen Ferguson, Danica Smithwick and Hunter Marrow contributed to this report.