Miami-Dade’s Homeless Trust is setting up several mask donation sites across the county for the thousands of unsheltered homeless individuals facing the coronavirus pandemic.
The trust says an estimated 3,400 masks, or homemade face coverings, are needed to meet local emergency orders and recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
“We simply can’t do it alone,” Trust chairman Ron Book says. “Our continuum of care is focused 24/7 on COVID-19 mitigation. Masks and cloth face coverings are one of the big missing links.”
Miami-Dade’s Public Library System has teamed up with the Trust and has created the following five drop-off locations:
South Miami Branch
Arcola Lakes Branch
Kendall Lakes Branch
West Dade Regional Library
Drop off locations will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.
For more information on donations, visit the Miami-Dade Homeless Trust website.