Operation Bandana New Mexico began in mid-March 2020 with the announcement of COVID-19 cases in New Mexico. With the shortage of PPE for health care workers, and the essential workers needing to access hard-to-find masks, OBNM saw the opportunity to assist those most at risk during this crisis. Our focus is on providing masks to those organizations.
Our corps of volunteers includes more than 300 people sewing masks, and over 200 people helping our efforts by donating supplies, cutting fabric, washing fabric, picking up supplies, delivering masks, and making phone calls.
Volunteers around the state are participating, in locations such as Albuquerque, Alcalde, Artesia, Aztec, Bernalillo, Carlsbad, Chimayo, Clayton, Chama, Cochiti Lake, Corrales, Dixon, Edgewood, Eldorado, El Rito, Espanola, Farmington, Gallup, Glorieta, Lamy, Las Cruces, Las Vegas, Los Alamos, Los Lunas, McIntosh, Moriarty, Nambe, Pojoaque, Rio Rancho, Ruidoso, San Felipe Pueblo, Santa Domingo Pueblo, Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, Santa Rosa, Taos, Tijeras, and White Rock.
You can read about us in the Santa Fe New Mexican.
You can also read about us in the Santa Fe Community College Campus Weekly.
We are only able to provide masks to organizations. We are unable to serve individuals at this time.
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