City of Sugar Land puts out plea for community members to donate homemade masks

Sugar Land is asking residents to help make masks for essential city employees. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Sugar Land is asking residents to help make masks for essential city employees. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Sugar Land is asking residents to help make masks for essential city employees. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The city of Sugar Land, like many other cities across the county, has struggled to obtain N95 masks for essential employees who continue to work during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a video released by the city April 9.

In the video, Sugar Land Engineering Manager Keisha Seals asked residents to donate handmade masks to city employees.



“We are asking those in our community with sewing abilities to donate cloth masks that are crafted following the CDC’s guidelines,” Seals said.

Seals said the masks will be used by essential city staff, including those working at city facilities and on construction sites.

For more information on how to donate masks, or to learn about the city’s other donation needs, visit www.sugarlandtx.gov/DonateToSL.

By Claire Shoop
Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.


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