Over the last three weeks, we have been fortunate to have had many volunteers and generous donations to support our Firehouse food pantry. Our partners across the street, Pillsbury United’s Coyle Community Center, continues to provide the neighborhood with food items, and Mixed Blood has moved on temporarily to diapers and other household goods. Now, keenly aware of COVID-19 related deaths in Cedar-Riverside, we are determined to help prevent more infections and have turned our attention to masks. Led by our Special Projects Coordinator Abdurrahman Mahmud and Production Manager Catherine Campbell, we have committed to distributing over 1,000 masks for C-R residents over the coming months. We will be purchasing fabric from our neighborhood vendors, and seek volunteers to help make the masks. Additionally, if you would like to drop off a reusable cloth mask, you can do so on Wednesdays in July between 12 – 2 pm.
Need is highest for children’s masks and hand sanitizer. Masks and hand sanitizer can be picked up Wednesday, July 8th between 12 and 2 pm.
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