For many people in our communities, getting a face mask is not as easy as it sounds. Through the Local Love in a Global Crisis Community Response Fund, United Way Centraide North East Ontario/Nord-est de l’Ontario is gearing up to distribute nearly 27,000 free, reusable masks to vulnerable people through the ‘Mask Task’ initiative.
“Our goal is to ensure that vulnerable children, seniors, and others who need reusable masks be equipped to protect themselves and those around them,” says Mary Lou Hussak, executive director with UWCNEO. “We are working closely with local health units, frontline
service providers, and school boards to coordinate the distribution of masks through partnering agencies.”
In addition to the reusable face masks, UWCNEO will be distributing over 1,500 litres of hand sanitizer, generously donated by Canadian Tire, to assist organizations that have adapted or increased their services to help people disproportionately impacted by COVID19.
For more information, visit www.uwcneo.com.