I no longer have a sewing machine and I'm really annoyed that I didnt push myself to get a replacement sooner. Just when I can be of some help amongst this dreadful situation.
If you have Facebook you may be aware of the following page: For the love of scrubs. Many hospitals are running out of scrubs for staff. Most staff have to launder their own scrubs and with the extended shifts, working extra shifts, new staff, the scrubs situation is getting critical.
There is a big group of women sewing scrubs, they are crowd funding for material and sending the pattern out via email. Some are paying for the material and pattern themselves. They are also appealing for face masks and laundry bags. Now the laundry bags I can make out of pillowcases I have. I can cut them down (15"x15") and make a channel by hand for a pull cord. The nurses can put their kit in it when they finish and it can go straight in the machine when they get home. Cotton polyester is great as their kit has to be washed on 60° or above.
I've put a plea out on Facebook for a cheap machine locally, then I can make more items to help. There is bound to be a coordinator in your area that you can contact via the Facebook page, if you want to help in anyway.
Bye for now. Tx