Masks for Gees Bend
Join us in supporting the health of the Gee's Bend community and the economic well-being of the quilters. Souls Grown Deep is paying quilters in Gee's Bend to produce masks for their entire community.
According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, residents of communities such as Gee's Bend are uniquely vulnerable to COVID–19.
- As of April 24, African Americans/Blacks represent 26.8% of the population in Alabama. However, they account for 37.9% of confirmed COVID–19 cases and nearly 45.7% of COVID–19 deaths.
- Persons 65 years and older represent 16.9% of Alabama’s population. They represent only 25% of confirmed cases, but account for 77% of COVID–19 deaths in Alabama.
For a limited-time, donors of $500 or more will receive two hand-made Gee's Bend masks (to be mailed after distribution of masks to the Gee's Bend community). Styles will vary.