Nearly 5,000 nonmedical grade face coverings have been donated to Montgomery Mayor Steven L. Reed’s office by Bella+Canvas’ Mayors for Masks program, made possible by the U.S. Conference of Mayors as a resource to local mayors to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Mayor Reed will deliver portions of the donated masks to Montgomery’s homeless service providers. A large allotment made available to the public. These face coverings will also be distributed to Montgomery residents in need of one at an event Saturday between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Carver High School, 2001 W. Fairview Avenue.
Saturday’s event is sponsored by the Montgomery Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. under its Rollin’ to the Polls Voting Initiative in partnership with District 4 City Councillor Audrey Graham, Freewill Baptist Church, Hola Montgomery, and Express-o of Love Diaper Bank. Free sanitizer, diapers, 2020 Census resources, voter registration and more will also be available at the event.
Bella+Canvas, based in Los Angeles and the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Mayors for Masks initiative has provided more than one million non-medical grade masks or cloth face masks for free to residents in various cities across the country.