SPRINGFIELD — On Jan. 28, the Rotary Club of Springfield distributed 6,000 disposable personal protective masks to the city of Springfield. Mayor Domenic Sarno joined with Health and Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris and John Perez, president of the Rotary Club of Springfield, at the front steps of City Hall for the PPE distribution.
In total, 20,000 masks were donated to organizations serving Springfield’s residents, including the Gray House, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Open Pantry Community Services, the MLK Community Center, the New North Citizens Council, Square One, and Gandara Mental Services of Springfield.
“I am proud that our club has the ability to distribute 20,000 disposable masks among our city’s municipal institutions and nonprofit organizations assisting our residents,” Perez said. “We are proud to serve our residents by procuring and providing these masks to the city of Springfield as well as hospitals, animal shelters, food pantries, homeless shelters, and many others with these donations. This is the second donation of 20,000 disposable masks we procured and provided to our city’s municipal government and nonprofit organizations.”