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Greater Spokane Sponsors Second PPE Distribution

Doug Nadvornick/SPR

Greater Spokane, Incorporated this week will hold a second round of distribution of personal protective equipment to Spokane County non-profits and businesses.

It’s part of Greater Spokane’s Open Together initiative. Cindy Wendle is working with the agency on the program. She says a first distribution round earlier this summer focused on providing masks, hand sanitizer and other supplies to small companies to keep their employees safe. She says the focus this time is on helping to rebuild consumer confidence.

“We want to make sure that customers know that any business they go to, we can provide facial coverings for them and additional sanitizers and cleaners, that for the outside to engage back with our business community and our economy, this is for everybody," she said.

Wendle says Greater Spokane is pulling from its stockpile of materials it bought using a CARES Act grant. She says it has a 1 1/2 million masks, including some for children, in addition to a variety of protective items.

The distribution will done Wednesday and Thursday at the Spokane County Fairgrounds. If you’re interested in procuring some of that, you’re asked to register first at the Greater Spokane website. The distribution is limited to small businesses with fewer than 50 employees and all non-profits whose primary business location is in Spokane County.