The Salvation Army helps distribute over 1.3 million masks

The Salvation Army helps distribute over 1.3 million masks
(Source: CNN)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Salvation Army is teaming with Ford Motor Company and local Ford dealers to provide over 1.3 million free medical-grade face masks to communities across Arizona.

Distribution begins with Ford Mask Donation Day on Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (or while supplies last; limit of 20 masks per person), with nearly 32,000 masks available during a contactless, drive-thru event at The Salvation Army Tucson Hospitality House, located at 1002 N. Main Ave.

An additional 36,500 masks will be available for walk-up distribution from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 23 at the following locations:

  • The Salvation Army Tucson All Nations Corps Community Center, 1001 N. Richey Blvd.
  • The Salvation Army Amphi Corps Community Center, 218 E. Prince Road
  • The Salvation Army Thrift Store, 6715 E. Tanque Verde Road
  • The Salvation Army Thrift Store, 5757 N. Oracle Road
  • The Salvation Army Green Valley Service Center, 555 N. La Canada Drive, Suite 101A, Green Valley

Distributions will also take place on Feb. 23 at select Ford dealers in Tucson and Salvation Army units and Ford dealers in Sierra Vista and Green Valley. Click here and scroll down the page for a full list of locations.

“We are very grateful to Ford for coming to the aid of our neighbors in need with these masks,” said Captain Ellen Oh, The Salvation Army Tucson City Coordination Officer. “The mask distribution effort is so valuable, because it gives our most vulnerable citizens protection against COVID-19.”

For those unable to visit a distribution site on Ford Mask Donation Day, hundreds of thousands of additional masks will be available at Salvation Army units and Family Thrift Stores across the state after Feb. 23. Please contact your nearest Salvation Army unit or Family Thrift Store in Arizona to inquire about mask availability.

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