WINSTON-SALEM, NC (APRIL 23, 2020)— Due to the overwhelming response this week, Mask the City is partnering with Forsyth Seafood Market to sell a limited supply of masks today. As a result of special underwriting, a limited quantity of the masks will be available for purchase at $2.50 at Forsyth Seafood.
Mask sales will begin at 2 p.m.—and we expect them to sell out of this limited supply this afternoon. For guests not shopping at the market or coming in the restaurant we ask that you park along Hardesty Lane. The mask sale will be held outside in the parking lot from Forsyth Seafood’s food truck. Limit four masks per transaction/per person. As with the entire Mask the City effort - please remember that it is our goal to get one mask to every person so everyone has access to a mask.
Also remember, approximately 60,000 masks are being distributed to numerous nonprofits and faith based groups to disperse masks in the community through a variety of methods. This distribution is underway, but no nonprofits or churches are doing a specific pick-up or setting up a physical distribution site. They are distributing to their respective clients and at-risk members. For folks that are low-income or are at-risk, you may want to contact the group you have an existing relationship with or that serves your needs. Please follow @maskthecity for further updates.
Also, if you work for a major employer in the Winston-Salem area, it is very likely your employer purchased a mask through the Mask the City effort or through another source for you and/or your family. We recommend be on the lookout for additional information from those employers or contact your supervisor.
The Winston-Salem Foundation has set up the Mask the City – Winston-Salem Fund that will be used to provide grants to qualified organizations (those otherwise meeting the Foundation’s guidelines and requirements) to purchase and distribute masks to residents of Winston-Salem and employees working at facilities in Winston-Salem. The primary focus will be on organizations assisting and reaching those with current incomes below the federal poverty guidelines, and a secondary focus will be healthcare workers.
Those who would like to contribute to the Mask the City – Winston-Salem Fund should go to wsfoundation.org/maskthecity on the Winston-Salem Foundation website to pay using a credit card. People may also send a check, made payable to The Winston-Salem Foundation with Mask the City – Winston-Salem Fund noted in the memo line. Checks should be mailed to The Winston-Salem Foundation, 751 West 4th Street, Suite 200, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. Each donor will receive a gift receipt/acknowledgement from the Foundation. Those who would like to request a grant from the fund should send an email to Lou.Doherty@teallcapital.com. The email should contain details about the organization, the requested number of masks, and who will be the intended recipients of masks.
Additional information about the Mask the City initiative can be found at maskthecity.com and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @maskthecity. Nightingale WS Protective Mask product information is available at nightingalesafe.com.
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