Rotary Club of Davidson Provides Protective Masks
DAVIDSON, NC ― As Davidson’s Main Street businesses begin planning for safe, phased re-openings, and as residents continue to benefit from access to essential businesses that have remained open during the COVID-19 pandemic, the idea emerged to provide protective face masks to Davidson’s small businesses to help protect their workers. The Rotary Club of Davidson, with support from Davidson Community Foundation (DCF) saw an opportunity to not only provide masks for Davidson’s small businesses but also to local non-profit partners for their more vulnerable and underserved populations.
Patrick Coleman, board member of the Rotary Club of Davidson is enthused about the mask initiative: “Rotary is committed to serving the needs of the community. With support from DCF we are bringing resources and volunteers to distribute protective masks to Davidson’s small businesses, and to local non-profits so they can assist people who are older and more vulnerable, as well as those who may not have access to or cannot afford masks.”
The protective masks were just distributed to local non-profit organizations, including Ada Jenkins Center, Davidson Housing Coalition, Davidson Village Network, and Gethsemane Baptist Church, who will then provide masks to their clients, members and neighbors, and to the Town of Davidson Development Manager for distribution to local small business and their workers.
“The Rotary motto is ‘service above self,’ and there’s no better time to demonstrate the importance of serving others than during the crisis we are currently experiencing with COVID-19. We hope that this service project with support from DCF will let our community know that we care about their safety.” said Cristy Carroll, President of the Rotary Club of Davidson. Cristy also stated, “We want to thank Mr. John Willingham, president of Indera Mills of Yadkinville, North Carolina, for so quickly producing these high-quality, washable cotton protective masks.”
Please note that a limited quantity of protective masks remains available for non-profit organizations in need of masks for their clients. Interested organizations may contact Rotary Club of Davidson President, Cristy Carroll at [email protected] for more information.
About Rotary Club of Davidson
The Rotary Club of Davidson was chartered in December 2010 and continues to be a strong service organization in Davidson and surrounding communities. Our membership is diverse in culture, age group, professions and interests. We host numerous service projects throughout the year, but our signature project is the Giving Tree Village held in conjunction with Christmas in Davidson. Our 2019 Giving Tree Village benefited 60 area non-profit organizations and raised $38,000. The Rotary Club of Davidson is open to all individuals who wish to support our moo “Service Above Self”. We meet the first three Monday’s of each month from 12:00 – 1:00 pm. We are currently holding our meetings via Zoom and welcome visitors. For more information please contact Public Relations Chair, Frances Dawson, [email protected].