Marshfield Area United Way Distributes Masks to Community

Marshfield (OnFocus) – The Marshfield Area United Way is distributing masks to the community in order to help mitigate the spread of Covid-19.

Krystal Bowman, Communications Director for the Marshfield Area United Way, said that the reusable cloth masks are available for anyone to pick up. She asks that businesses and organizations that need more than a dozen masks let the Marshfield Area United Way know beforehand, so they can ensure they have enough.

The masks were made by local community members who wanted to help stop the spread of Covid-19. The Wood County Health Department has been collecting the masks, which the Marshfield Area United Way later distributes.

Bowman says that anyone who wants to make masks for distribution can drop them off at the Marshfield Area United Way, located at 156 South Central Avenue. They are open Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm.

Additionally, the Marshfield Area United Way will be looking for donations to their “Backpack and School Supply Drive” which runs July 27-August 6, 2020. This event makes sure all students in the Marshfield community have everything they need to be successful this school year.

They are looking for donations of backpacks, colored pencils, twenty-four count crayons, pencils, wide-ruled notebooks, and glue, among other items. Find the full list via this link.

The Marshfield Area United Way has also introduced a new way to donate to their “Backpack and School Supply Drive” this year. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, they have added the “Sponsor a Backpack” program. A $25 donation will ensure a child has all the school supplies they need for the 2020-2021 school year. A $40 donation will fund a child’s school supplies and a backpack for the year.

Individuals can sponsor more than one child, and can pay by cash, check, or credit card. Donors can also choose to sponsor a child in one of eight school districts. Donate using this link.

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Jessica Purgett
Author: Jessica Purgett

Jessica Purgett is a recent graduate of Mount Mercy University. In her free time, she runs The Mark Literary Review, an online magazine she founded in 2018.