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Niagara County to hold mask, hand sanitizer giveaway events


Thu, Nov 12th 2020 12:10 pm

Niagara County Legislator Dave Godfrey on Thursday announced the Niagara County Department of Emergency Services will hold giveaway events in multiple locations across Niagara County next week to provide free masks and small bottles of hand sanitizer to the general public.

“Our events last spring and summer were hugely successful in providing masks and hand sanitizer to the public, and with our Emergency Services Department able to secure fresh supplies, we wanted to once again make them available,” said Godfrey, chairman of the Community Safety and Security Committee. “This time, we decided to hold multiple events in a week and include some new locations to reach people who may not have been able to take advantage of previous giveaways.”

The events will be held as follows:

•Monday, Nov. 16

√ 9-11 a.m. – Barker Fire Department, 1660 Quaker Road

√ 1-3 p.m. – Middleport Fire Department, 28 Main St.

•Tuesday, Nov. 17

√ 9-11 a.m. – Wheatfield Community Center 2790 Church Road, North Tonawanda

√ 1-3 p.m. – Ransomville Fire Department, 2521 Youngstown-Lockport Road

•Thursday, Nov. 19

√ 9-11 a.m. – Newfane Town Hall, 2737 Main St.

√ 1-3 p.m. – Public Safety Training facility, 5574 Niagara St. Ext., Lockport

“Our Emergency Services staff is readying the bags of supplies for these events, and each bag will contain five cloth masks and four mini bottles of hand sanitizer,” said Jonathan Schultz, director of Emergency Services. “No preregistration is required, and to ensure that we reach as many residents as possible, there will be a one bag per car limit.”

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