The Reopen Evansville Task Force and the Evansville/Vanderburgh County Commission on Homelessness have secured personal protective equipment (PPE) that will be distributed to local agencies that service individuals experiencing homelessness.
Items include protective face coverings, gloves, gowns, disinfectant solutions, thermometers, and paper towels.
"There's an overwhelming demand for PPE in our community and throughout the nation," said Mayor Lloyd Winnecke. "We want to ensure these agencies have basic, yet critical supplies to stay safe."
The following agencies will receive PPE:
- Evansville Rescue Mission
- United Caring Services/Ruth's House
- Albion Fellows Bacon Center
- Aurora Inc.
- ECHO Housing Corporation
- Evansville Christian Life Center
- House of Bread and Peace
- Ozanam Family Shelter
- Potters Wheel
- YWCA Evansville
A large-scale group purchase was made for the agencies in May through the collaboration.
The partnership is seeking reimbursement through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance Program and CARES Act.