In communities across the country, Bank of America has been working with local partners to provide resources to vulnerable and underserved communities hardest hit by the coronavirus. In Las Vegas, which is experiencing a significant increase in the number of coronavirus cases, Bank of America is partnering with eight local nonprofits to provide personal protective equipment (PPE), specifically 74,000 masks.
This donation is part of a nationwide effort by Bank of America to immediately distribute nearly four million PPE masks to communities disproportionally impacted by the coronavirus, including communities of color, and is connected to its $1 billion, four-year commitment of additional support to help local communities address economic and racial inequality accelerated by a global pandemic.
This donation adds to the four million masks that the company donated earlier this year in cities across the country.
“The health and safety of our employees, clients and communities remain our top priority during this public health and humanitarian crisis,” said Al Welch, Bank of America market president for Las Vegas.
“In addition to providing approximately $1 million in Covid-relief grants to Southern Nevada nonprofits, another way we are helping communities slow the spread of the virus is by working with local partners to distribute PPE masks to the most vulnerable populations, such as seniors, low-to-moderate income families, homeless veterans and communities of color disproportionately impacted, in addition to frontline workers, schools and health centers serving these communities.”
Below is how the 74,000 masks will be distributed across Southern Nevada.
- Boys and Girls Club of Southern Nevada received 10,000 masks that will be available for staff, clubhouse members and parents.
- Communities In Schools Nevada received 4,000 masks that will be handed out to families who attend “The Village: Student Support Clinics” on Sept. 9-10.
- Delivering With Dignity received 10,000 masks that will be used by volunteers and included with meals for clients.
- Hispanic Taskforce received 10,000 masks that will be used by volunteers and clients they are serving.
- United Way of Southern Nevada (UWSN) received 10,000 masks. UWSN has distributed 1,000 masks to the NAACP, 7,000 masks to Puentes for their Drive Up Resource Site, 1,000 masks to Economic Opportunity Board and 1,000 masks to Metro Community Policing.
- US Vets received 10,000 masks to distribute among transitional housing clients.
- YMCA of Las Vegas will distribute 10,000 masks to staff and those attending Y Cares Program.
- Nevada Health Centers received 10,000 masks that will be used by staff and patients of 12 low- income clinics.