KY3: Springfield fabric store providing face mask kits for those working on the frontlines

When masks are finished you just slip them through a slot in the door. The shop is operating under limited hours. If you are there when they are open, call the shop upon arrival and an employee will meet you at your car to pick up the finished masks, or give you new kits.

KSHB: Missouri church joins national group making face masks for health care workers

Fellowship Church, which has two locations in Raymore and Greenwood, has 75 seamstresses sewing cloth face masks for health care workers.

Fox 4: Northland child care facility reopens to serve families of essential workers

One day care center reopened in the Northland Monday, specifically to help parents on the front lines of the virus battle. Missouri allows day care centers to remain open if they serve medical professionals and other essential workers whose children may have nowhere else to go.

KY3: Volunteers across the Ozarks make masks for CoxHealth

The organizer of the project tells KY3 a representative with CoxHealth reached out, asking them to use supplies from a previous project they collaborated with the hospital to make surgical masks.

KMBC News: KC doughnut shop making it easy to send sweet treats to first responders, medical professionals

A Kansas City, Missouri, doughnut shop is still doing business and is working to sweeten the days of those who can’t work from home during the coronavirus pandemic. Donutology in Westport is using this time to say thank you to essential doctors, nurses, firefighters and police with care packages.

Fox 4: Kansas City startup making reusable masks with 3D printers

A local company is addressing the mask shortage by making more of them – using 3D printers. The company is called 3D-HQ-KC. They have a store on the Plaza

Northeast News: As COVID-19 spreads, here’s how people are stepping up to help

As stores and restaurants shut down and workers head home to socially isolate themselves and their families, people in Missouri and Kansas continue to look outward. They are finding ways to help others — even as needs among the elderly, homeless and most vulnerable grow more severe.

KAIT 8: Mo. prisoners making face masks for healthcare workers

Prisoners at two Missouri Department of Corrections (MODOC) facilities are working to help healthcare workers during the COVID-19 outbreak. The inmates are making face masks that medical personnel can wear to protect them from contracting the virus.

KSN: Missouri Ridge Distillery started manufacturing hand-sanitizer to address the need

A local distillery in Branson has started making more hand-sanitizer than moonshine. So far, Missouri Ridge Distillery has helped make over 3,000 gallons of hand sanitizer for parts of Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas.

KMOV: SLU offering dorms for health care workers on the front lines of coronavirus battle

St. Louis University will open their dorms to medical professionals who don’t feel safe staying at home, or need to self-quarantine away from their families.

The Kansas City Star: Kansas City company uses 3D printing to produce masks with replaceable filter

Actually, the 3D printing company 3DHQ is officially closed as well but everyone in the company is donating their time and expertise to print PPE, or personal protective equipment, due to the shortage of the gear for frontline workers in the battle against COVID-19.

Springfield News-Leader: Bass Pro founder donating 1 million face masks to healthcare workers

Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris is donating 1 million face masks to healthcare workers and first responders.

CNN: Kansas City’s WWI Museum is avoiding layoffs by giving employees thousands of pages from its archives to digitize

The National WWI Museum and Memorial said it is moving 10 of its employees to a team dedicated to digitizing thousands of letters, diaries and journals. Three of the 40 people who work at the museum were already working on digitizing and transcribing collection materials from World War I, Mike Vietti, Director of Marketing, Communications and Guest Services at the National WWI Museum and Memorial told CNN.