UMSON Campaign Sews Masks, Sows Hope
April 9, 2020
When student Maria Segovia received an email from the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), inviting students, alumni, faculty, and staff to sew cloth masks to be donated to University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) to assist employees on the front lines of the COVID-19 epidemic, she knew she wanted to get involved.
In the last few weeks, UMSON has collected more than 3,000 cloth face masks from across the country. Packages of homemade face masks show up daily at the home of Susan G. Dorsey, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor and chair of UMSON’s Department of Pain and Translational Symptom Science, who along with volunteer Deb Greenspan, a retired seamstress for the Baltimore Ravens, launched the campaign. On April 8, a batch of 600 was dropped off at UMMC.