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How to pick up a free N-95 mask in Richmond this week

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Posted at 5:55 PM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 17:55:56-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Free N-95 masks will be distributed to several Richmond communities and available for pickup for the general public this week thanks to a donation made by local business owners and community members.

Councilman Michael Jones in partnership with Charles Willis with United Communities Against Crime and Jong Lim, owner of Beaut-i-full beauty supply store at 5528 Hull Street Road is coordinating the donation and distribution of 10,000 N95 masks.

On Thursday, Mary 14, 2020, masks will be given to the management offices at Blue Ridge Estates, Chesterfield Square, Chippenham Place, and Norcroft Townhomes apartment complexes, as well as to Miles Jones Elementary School and G. H. Reid Elementary School for volunteers and families who are receiving meals.

Masks will also be given to residents of the Worsham Mobile Home Park next week as part of an information drive to spread awareness about available resources to Richmond’s immigrant community.

Additionally, anyone who needs a mask can pick one up at Precious Blessings Academy located at 4823 Bryce Lane on Saturday, May 16, starting at 1:00 p.m, as well as at Beaut-i-full at 5528 Hull Street Road on Thursday, May 14, 2020 starting at 11 a.m.

Both mask distribution efforts are first come first serve and until supplies last.