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Bank of America donates thousands of face masks to underserved communities in the Monterey Bay region

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CENTRAL COAST, Calif. (KION) Bank of America says it has been working with four local nonprofits to provide face coverings to underserved communities in the Monterey Bay Region.

The company is providing 76,000 masks, and they are intended to go to vulnerable and underserved communities that have been hit the hardest by COVID-19.

“The health and safety of our employees, clients and communities remain our top priority during this prolonged health and humanitarian crisis,” said Bill Tebbe, the Monterey Bay market president for Bank of America. “In addition to providing almost half a million dollars in virus relief grants to local Monterey nonprofits, we are continuing to support our communities by working with partners to identify and distribute PPE to the most vulnerable populations. Here in Monterey Bay, this includes low-to-moderate income families, individuals experiencing homelessness, and area farmworkers, as well as organizations that serve these populations."

The masks will be distributed by the four local nonprofits.

  • 50,000 will be given to the Grower-Shipper Association to be distributed to agricultural and plant processing workers.
  • 14,000 will be given to the Food Bank for Monterey County to be distributed with groceries to area families and individuals.
  • 10,000 will be given to Dorothy's Place for the 1,100 chronically unsheltered people in case management or transitional housing.
  • 2,000 will be given to Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County to be distributed at food distribution sites.

Nationwide, the company said it has donated more than 8 million masks to communities most impacted by COVID-19.

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Avery Johnson

Avery Johnson is the Digital Content Director at KION News Channel 5/46.

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