For small business owners the COVID-19 pandemic has presented many unexpected challenges. As our region prepares for the phased approach to reopening, the responsibility of providing PPE for employees falls on the business owner. In a time of uncertainty and financial hardship not all small businesses have the budget to provide the necessary equipment. The Tri-Cities Open and Safe Coalition recognizes the need and will be collecting items and distributing them to small businesses in need.
The catalyst for the PPE donations for small business is a major donation of 10,000 face masks from UniFirst. UniFirst has been operating in the region for nearly 20 years; providing hygienically clean uniforms and quality business products to businesses.
The Tri-Cities Open and Safe Coalition is seeking donations from those who may have an excess of masks, gloves, hand sanitizers and other PPE to help with this endeavor to donate what they can.
DATES: Monday and Tuesday, June 15th and 16th
TIME: Curbside drop off from 10 am to 2 pm
PLACE: Tri-Cities Business & Visitor Center – 7130 W. Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick