Thank you to everyone in our community that responded to Stark’s Vacuum call to anyone wishing to sew masks using vacuum bags. The response has been overwhelmingly positive.

Resources for Helping Your Community with Homemade Face Masks

Stark’s Vacuums CEO, Troy Evans, was interviewed by Helen Raptis from AM Northwest. He provided tips on keeping a healthy home, the comparison on bagged vs bagless vacuums, and how to make masks out of items you may have lying around the house.

Check out Troy’s interview here.

Helping Your Community with Homemade Face Masks | COVID-19We have had several requests for mask patterns so that people can make for themselves and others. We did some research and found some helpful resources with excellent instructions and thought we would share them here.

There have also been requests for the names of other organizations that might be in need. The best thing you can do is to reach out to the organizations closest to you and ask if a homemade mask using a vacuum bag filter would be helpful to them. Organizations such as nursing homes, homeless shelters, hospice care centers, grocery stores, etc. Also, hospitals and medical centers may accept homemade masks to cover their N95 respirators.

We will try to keep this list updated. If you have information about an organization that is requesting masks, or you are interested in vacuum bags to make masks with, send information, and requests to

Thank you for sharing your time and talent to help others in need.

Stay Home, Stay Healthy, and Remember to Wash Your Hands!

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Stark’s Vacuums is providing these resources as a community service for those who wish to make a mask. We make no claims or guarantees as to how effective these mask designs will be in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Those that make and use these masks will do so at their own risk.

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