Nonprofit partners with Atlanta firefighters to hand out thousands of free masks

Nonprofit partners with Atlanta firefighters to hand out thousands of free masks

Neighbors across Atlanta will get help to stop the spread of coronavirus as firefighters and community leaders hand out thousands of masks.

Atlanta firefighters will hand out N99 masks to seniors and people living in under-served communities and shelters. The Joshua Stukes Foundation nonprofit helped organize the event.

Over 3,500 masks will be given out to people who need them. Today’s giveaway will also include information on how to protect yourself and prevent the spread of the disease.

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“We must remain prayerful, yet vigilant about COVID-19 in addition to educating citizens who may not have readily available access to stay updated on this global health crisis. It’s up to us collectively to serve with helping hands. It’s about saving lives,” said Alfreda Stukes, President of TJSF.

The event will kickoff at 9 a.m. at 2664 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy N.W. and the masks will also be distributed at:

  • Pharr Court South, N.W. (Buckhead)
  • Auburn Avenue, N.E.
  • Ralph McGill Blvd., N. E.
  • Myrtle Drive, S.W.
  • Fairburn Road, S.W. and M.L. King, Jr. intersection (Adamsville)
  • Intersection of Joseph E. Lowery Blvd., S.W. and Hollowell Parkway
  • Springdale Road, S.W. (Cleveland Avenue area)
  • Campbellton Road (off Hwy 166) and Greenbriar Mall Intersection

Channel 2 Action News has covered a handful of similar events throughout the pandemic. In DeKalb County earlier this month, thousands received care kits that included masks and hand sanitizer.

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