How to Help:

Volunteer or Donate through OlyCAP:

OlyCAP offers a wide array of community service programs and can provide help to those in need or can use your help if you’d like to give back to the community.

Go to their website to find out more: http://olycap.org                                           
Know someone who is in need of direct assistance? Fill out their request for assistance at this link.                                    
Want to offer your assistance? Fill out their volunteer form here.                                                                                                
Or if you can’t volunteer, you can donate to their COVID-19 fund here.

Donate through the Jefferson Community Foundation:

To donate to the COVID Emergency Response Fund, visit their website https://www.jcfgives.org/.

Volunteer with Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management:

The Department of Emergency Management is interested in volunteers with medical backgrounds (doctor, nurse, EMT, etc.), backgrounds in security (military, law enforcement), other emergency response (firefighters, Incident Command System) or other specialized skills.

If you are interested in volunteering with the DEM, please fill out both our volunteer liability wavier as well as our volunteer input form. You must fill out and return the volunteer liability wavier via email to jcdem@co.jefferson.wa.us in order to have your volunteer input form reviewed. The input form helps us determine what relevant experience, skills, and resources potential volunteers have. Links to both the volunteer liability form and the volunteer input form are below:

Volunteer Liability Form

Volunteer Input Form

Community Face Mask Program: We Need Masks for the Community and the Hospital!

Community Mask Criteria:

Per the Health Department, an effective community mask must:

  • Cover the nose and mouth
  • Be comfortable so the user doesn’t have to adjust it frequently (thus contaminating the hand)

There are many designs that can be made that meet the above criteria. Below is just one possible design.

Hospital Mask Criteria:

  • Cover the nose and mouth and have elastic ear loops or 4 ties
  • Have the three folds so as to expand over multiple face sizes
  • Have a pocket for a filter (do not sew in a filter)
  • Made of a tight cotton fabric - preshrunk
  • Have wire or a metal strip at the top to conform to the nose

There are many designs that can be made the meet the above criteria. Below is just one possible design.

One Pattern for Sewing a Community Face Mask (other designs are also acceptable)

One Pattern for Sewing a Hospital Face Mask (other designs are also acceptable)

Mask Sewing and Delivery Instructions

Mask Use and Care Instructions

Mask Drop Off and Pick Up Locations:

Below is a listing of drop off locations and pick up locations for community made masks.  This is a dynamic list so there will likely be future additions.

Drop Off Location for Community Sewn Masks:

  • Port Townsend Public Library: Outside Book Drop Box, 1220 Lawrence Street, Port Townsend, WA  98368
  • Jefferson County Public Library: Outside Book Drop Box, 620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock, WA  98339
  • Food Coop: Book Drop, 414 Kearney Street, Port Townsend, WA  98368

Pick Up Locations for Community Sewn Masks: 

  • Safeway Food Store, 442 West Sims Way, Port Townsend, WA, 6am-10pm
  • Food Coop, 414 Kearney Street, Port Townsend, WA, 8am-7pm
  • Quilcene Village Store, 294235 US Highway 101, Quilcene, WA, 7am-11pm
  • QFC Port Hadlock, 1890 Irondale Road, Port Hadlock, WA, 8am-8pm

Masks for low income families available at:

  • Public Health: Port Townsend
  • OlyCAP
  • YMCA
  • Food Banks