United Way of Johnson and Washington Counties is looking for volunteers to sew face masks for those who need them most. The Centers for Disease Control encourages people to wear cloth face masks in public to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The novel coronavirus is spread mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets that pass when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. Wearing a cloth face covering helps protect the people around you. Through a gift from a donor advised fund at the Community Foundation of Johnson County, mask making kits were created in order to give community members volunteer opportunities and to provide face masks to service organizations, hospitals, and community members who are in need of cloth masks. Kits include cut fabric, elastic strips, instructions and a pattern for the assembly of 10, 20, or 30 masks. Volunteering will consist of checking out a mask making kit and returning the completed masks in the same bag to United Way of Johnson and Washington Counties. Volunteers will have to supply their own thread, scissors, pins, sewing machine and other sewing equipment. Interested volunteers can sign up on the United Way of Johnson and Washington Counties website.