Grassroots Girl Scout mask making movement

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SPARKS, Nev. (KOLO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a rush on face masks leaving them hard to find. This reality is giving rise to a new local grassroots movement driven by Girl Scouts and their leaders.

Girl Scout troop leader Jennifer Obritsch sent out a email and Facebook post to solicit help.
"So far we have quite a few leaders ready to help and I had quite a few girls requesting it before I even sent the email out," Obritsch said.

The first phase of help centers in Spanish Springs where at least 25 girl scouts are learning how to make these masks.

Watch this online report when it's posted to basically learn the mask making instructions Obritsch is giving girl scouts.

"They're going to go to hopefully local home health aids, but I don't have a specific place yet."

Email if you would like to help make masks or would like to get some.

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