Duluth NAACP gives out hundreds of masks

Since April, the Duluth NAACP has been distributing masks to those who need them. On Sunday, they continued those efforts at three different sites across the Northland.

The sites included Denfeld High School, Asbury United Methodist Church and First United Methodist Church.

“We just want people to be safe and we are particularly concerned about people that are vulnerable in the community and so we want everybody to mask up,” Lynn Goerdt, a volunteer with the NAACP said.

The NAACP estimates that they have given away 8 to 10,000 masks so far and they just received 10,000 more masks from FEMA to be given away throughout the month of November.

“For every person, we are giving away packs of five masks,” Goerdt said. “We really want people to be able to replace the masks that they have and now is a good time to do that.”

The NAACP welcomes people who need a mask to contact them. They say masks can be picked up or delivered.

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