WINNEBAGO — Winnebago volunteers have sewed and donated over 500 face masks to local medical and essential organizations across the stateline area.

A simple social media post, combined with the reach of an established Facebook group, Winnebago, IL Community Group, galvanized volunteers from areas including Winnebago, South Beloit, Rockton, Rockford, Pecatonica, Byron, Davis, Rochelle and Freeport.

Masks have been donated to medical clinics, nursing homes, hospice groups, mail and parcel workers, grocery stores, pharmacies and senior meal services.

To volunteer or donate sewing materials: bethcote1@gmail.com.