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Grand Island churches, non-profits can get PPE

United Way providing PPE to Grand Island churches, non-profits
United Way providing PPE to Grand Island churches, non-profits(Bryan Sidelinger)
Published: Jan. 20, 2021 at 2:57 PM CST
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - The Heartland United Way has opened an application for reusable and disposable masks, disinfectant, hand sanitizer and hand sanitizer dispensers to non-profits, schools and churches within Grand Island city limits.

In a Wednesday press release, the United Way said funds from a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) through the City of Grand Island will pay for the equipment. The goal of this grant is to support service organizations in their efforts to prevent community spread while delivering services.

The CDC recommends four ways to protect yourself and others from exposure: maintain social distance, wash your hands, routinely clean and disinfect, and cover your mouth and nose with a mask. “Equipping organizations with PPE will help curtail the spread of the disease, ensure safe delivery of services and programs and safeguard community responses to anticipated waves of COVID spikes,” said Karen Rathke, President of the Heartland United Way.

Schools, non-profits and churches in Grand Island can fill out an application that is found on the Heartland United Way website under COVID Community Response. If your organization previously received PPE items from the Heartland United Way, and you have ongoing needs, you may be eligible for additional items. Contact Elizabeth Troyer-Miller with questions or call 308-382-2675.

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