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Organization provides free masks to members of 14215 community

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Posted at 12:37 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 12:37:21-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Eight Days of Hope is working to protect members of a Buffalo community hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis.

The non-profit's Northeast satellite office lies in the heart of the 14215 zip code which currently has the largest amount of Covid-19 cases outside of the New York City area.

“Our Northeast satellite happens to be in the 14215 area that is greatly affected by Covid-19. Most of our neighbors do not have the means to protect themselves or access to masks during this time. Eight Days of Hope wants to do all we can to bring hope to those we see every day. We will be providing masks to our community this weekend, for free,” says Stephen Tybor, III, EDOH President and CEO.

The Erie County Department of Health will be using a parking lot adjacent to the office on Kensington Avenue to distribute masks to people in this community. The distribution is set for Saturday, April 11th, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. They will set up a “drive-thru” so there will be no human to human contact. A vehicle will enter the lot from Clyde and exit on Parkridge Ave.

There will be a limit of four masks per vehicle.