United Way of Pioneer Valley COVID-19 Fund Distributes PPE to Area Organizations in Need

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Springfield, MA (10/1/20)—As part of our COVID-19 response efforts, United Way of Pioneer Valley (UWPV) has completed a round of personal protective equipment and other COVID-19 related items distribution to multiple area nonprofits and municipalities.

Recipients of PPE to date are:

Agawam Dept. of Public Health

Boys and Girls Club of Chicopee

Chicopee Food Force

Granville Fire Department

Granville Police Department

Granville Public Library

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Lovin' Spoonfuls

Ludlow Senior Center

Ministry En Motion

One Holyoke CDC

Southwick Senior Center

Quarry Hill Community School in Monson

Tolland Fire Department

Westfield Senior Center

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Our distributions include various sizes of hand sanitizer bottles, hand sanitizing stations, disposable masks, gloves, face masks, face shields, cleaning wipes, and countertop sneeze guards. Donations also included hula hoops and pool noodles to help young children learn about social distancing.

“Keeping our municipal governments and community essential services such as food pantries safely open for business is our top priority, and we thank our community’s generous contributors for our ability to help keep essential workers in Hampden County, Granby, and South Hadley safe,” said Paul Mina, President & CEO, United Way of Pioneer Valley.

In addition to the community investments from our COVID-19 fund, we also provided a variety of direct services, including:

Thrive – free, confidential, one-on-one financial coaching, now with a toll-free hotline: 833.308.4748

Mass2-1-1 – the Commonwealth’s official COVID-19 response hotline

Call2Talk – Mass2-1-1’s mental health and emotional support hotline

Project Toybox – thousands of toys for children now learning from home

Thousands of both frozen and shelf-stable meals to area food pantries and the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts

More information about our COVID-19 response efforts be found at uwpv.org/covid19, and donations can be made at uwpv.org/covid19-donate.

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