Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, Cleveland Clinic put out a call for volunteers to donate cloth masks for employees and visitors. To help with this monumental effort, Cleveland Clinic Innovations reached out to the Amish community to help source seamstresses and mask-makers. Leaders in the Amish community, along with Stitches USA, Keim, Berlin Gardens, and Superb Industries, began to create masks for the fight.
On April 1, John Miller, a manufacturer here with deep connections to the close-knit Amish community of Central Ohio, got a call from Cleveland Clinic. The hospital system was struggling to find protective face masks for its 55,000 employees, plus visitors. Could his team sew 12,000 masks in two days?
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