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SLO County offers new way to give back during COVID-19

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Posted at 7:56 PM, Oct 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-16 01:20:38-04

The County of San Luis Obispo is asking for the community's help to give back during the pandemic.

San Luis Obispo County has re-launched its fabric face mask drive and is asking for donations across the county. Donations can be dropped off at several locations and a variety of different types of masks will be accepted.

"We are not really too picky right now, we just want to find a re-usable solution that we can give to members of the public that either can't afford or can't find someone or don’t have a family member that is sewing masks themselves," explained Michelle Shoresman, Public Information Officer for the County of San Luis Obispo's COVID-19 Response Team.

CAL FIRE San Luis Obispo Fire Captain Timothy Trujillo says he has seen a great response so far from the community.

"I think it’s a great asset for the community that they can have somewhere to give and for them to feel a part of this COVID response that we’ve been going through," Trujillo said. "It has hit hard through the county, throughout the state, throughout the county, so it’s nice to see everyone giving back and helping out when they can."

The County of San Luis Obispo says that masks will be distributed at local food pick-up sites, in COVID-19 prevention kits, and to residents who can’t easily make or purchase their own.

Mask donations will be collected through November 20 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at the following locations:

  • 201 Cayucos Drive, Cayucos
  • 2099 10th Street, Los Osos
  • 450 Pioneer Avenue, Nipomo
  • 1681 Front Street, Oceano
  • 4671 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo
  • 635 North Santa Rosa Street, San Luis Obispo
  • 356 N. Main Street, Templeton

You can also visit the county's website for more information regarding the mask drive.