Masks for nonprofits provided by FEMA, Habitat for Humanity Mesa County

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MESA COUNTY, Colo. — Whether you’re dealing with social distancingworking from home, modifying your business structure and/or trying to homeschool kids, we all want to get back to something close to normal.  This is why the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided cloth facial coverings to corporate, government, and nonprofit sectors to re-open the American economic activity while continuing to limit the spread of COVID-19. Habitat for Humanity of Mesa County (HFHMC) is one of the nonprofit organizations that FEMA granted an allocation of the facial coverings to distribute to nonprofit organizations in the Mesa County and Western Slope areas.

And while the government deals with the COVID-19 challenges of finding a treatment, administering tests and distributing PPE to healthcare workers, major fashion brands like HANESbrandsINC stepped in to help make these for FEMA. “One thing that is really important about this donation, FEMA wants to make sure we’re providing masks to the nonprofit’s staff and volunteers to protect them while they provide community services to the public during COVID-19”, said Janet Brink, HFHMC Executive Director, “We are proud to be a part of this endeavor with FEMA in keeping communities healthy and safe”. 

The cotton facial covering is a barrier between you and the people around you, making it a much needed resource for nonprofits feeling the impact of COVID 19. HFHMC has already received requests and set targeted distribution dates.  Grand Valley Catholic Outreach, Strive, Girl Scouts of Colorado and RMSER Early Childhood Education are some of the nonprofits scheduled to pick up their masks on Wednesday June 24th, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm (with other dates to follow) at the HFHMC office on 2936 North Avenue in Grand Junction.

f you are a nonprofit organization, not of the Healthcare or Law Enforcement sectors, in need of FEMA reusable Cloth Face Coverings for your staff and volunteers, please contact Marie Mitchell, HFHMC Communications / Development Officer at 970-216-1277 or mmitchell@hfhmesa.org .  The FEMA face coverings can be seen on the HFHMC Facebook Posting at www.facebook.com/habitatmesa

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