Angela Edgeworth, a local resident who owns Pediped, a children’s shoe manufacturer with a plant in China, today donated 1,000 masks to the Cashman Isolation-Quarantine Complex (ISO-Q), a joint project of the city of Las Vegas and Clark County. Edgeworth selected the facility to receive the masks to help support frontline personel and volunteers helping to safely house and treat the valley’s homeless population who have contracted the coronavirus.
The donation, secured through the Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE, is the result of the organization’s efforts to coordinate and secure donations of cash and essential items needed to combat the coronavirus in our community.
To date, the Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE has secured many sizable and impactful donations of essential and critical items from numerous corporate and individual donors for use at the ISO-Q. Among these donations are blankets, towels, and sheets by the thousands; soap, toothpaste and other personal hygiene items by the scores; pallets of water by the hundreds; Personal Protective Equipment such as gloves, masks and gowns; medical equipment and supplies; and hundreds of hot meals and coffee delivered almost daily.
Edgeworth is also donating masks to various clinics and hospitals throughout the valley. In addition, her manufacturing company, Pediped, is making fabric masks, including them as free items with random online orders.
About The Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE:
The Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE was established in 2018 as a vehicle for corporate and philanthropic partners to support innovative programs that improve quality of life for all Las Vegas residents with a special focus on vulnerable populations. The Fund creates opportunities for public-private partnerships as well as donations of cash, time and in-kind goods and services. Guided by a diverse group of community leaders who serve as members of the Fund’s Advisory Committee, The Fund targets specific community needs with a goal of making Las Vegas a national leader in four areas: Livability, Innovation, Future and Education. The Nevada Community Foundation, a public charity under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, serves as the Mayor’s Fund fiscal agent, receiving all private donations. Donations to the Nevada Community Foundation for the Mayor’s Fund are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. MayorsFundLV.org.