Wayne County Health Department will distribute cloth masks to local small businesses and the general public from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 2 at its new office, 100 S. Fifth St., Richmond.
The health department’s supply will be handed out on a first-come, first-serve basis, and is intended to supply masks to the public that will soon be returning to work.
Everyone is welcome, and the event will close when the supply is depleted.
Anyone would like to donate cloth masks for the event is asked to contact Dan Burk or Angela McDaniel at the health department by calling (765) 973-9245.
Free meals in Western Wayne
Feeding Western Wayne aims to deliver 25 extra meals Thursday night in the Western Wayne area. Volunteers cook the food at a local church and have been delivering about 200 meals weekly. If you know anyone who could use a meal, contact Scott Powell at (765) 541-0917. If you would like to donate, visit the Feeding Western Wayne Facebook page for a link to a PayPal account to give any amount.
Fundraiser planned for hunger relief
Brewer Broadcasting and its local radio stations, Kicks96, 101.7 The Point and 95.3 The Legend, will be hosting a one-day radiothon to raise money for Feeding America.
The fundraiser will take place from 12 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday, April 30, when the stations will air the “Radio Cares: Feeding America Emergency Radiothon.”
Funds will go to Feeding America, the largest hunger relief organization in the United States, to support its 200-member network of local food banks across the United States.
Donations may be given now at www.radiocares.org or by texting “Feed” to 95819 to donate.
Since March 13, when the organization started its COVID-19 response fund, $112.4 million and more than 94 million pounds of food have been distributed, providing nearly 79 million meals.
Feeding America announced that an estimated $1.4 billion in additional resources will be needed over the next six months to sustain operations and continue to provide food for people struggling with hunger, a 30 percent increase to the baseline six-month operating costs of its food banks.