Duluth NAACP continues to hand out masks to the community

Created: June 11, 2020 11:07 PM

Three months into the COVID-19 pandemic and Northland community organizations continue to ensure their neighbors stay healthy.

For over 10 weeks, the Duluth NAACP has handed out protective masks for free across the Twin Ports.

On Thursday they gave them out at the Hillside Whole Foods. The masks are largely made by volunteers, and they give out hundreds every time. They say because the pandemic is still going, they'll keep doing handing out more masks.

"We are determined to get masks to everybody that needs them to protect everyone in the community" said Lynn Goerdt, a NAACP volunteer. "Particularly our most vulnerable community members. People with health issues, black and indigenous people of color. It's really important that everybody protects themselves."

Whole Foods also gave bananas for people who stopped by. And the NAACP provided voting and census information, like they have at previous mask events.

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