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Council donates 10,000 face masks to community groups and aged care facilities

26/05/2020

Georges River Council has pledged its support for local community groups and aged care facilities combating the spread of COVID-19 through the donation of 10,000 face masks.

The face masks will be distributed to local aged care homes and community groups to coincide with eased restrictions.

Hurstville Ward Councillor Christina Wu said the supply and cost of face masks had made it difficult for many community organisations to effectively source them during the pandemic.

“The community groups that will benefit from this donation provide services to some of the most vulnerable people in our community,” said Clr Wu.

“We recognise how important these face masks are, particularly to those providing care to older members of our community.”

Georges River Council Mayor Kevin Greene said that despite easing restrictions, the threat posed by COVID-19 to the Georges River Community was still very real.

“Until a vaccine is found for COVID-19, these face masks will remain an important frontline defence in the community transmission of infection,” said Mayor Greene.

The face masks have been provided to Council by Lin Tang & Co Lawyers.
 
 
The facilities to receive face masks include:
 
Blakehurst Aged Care
Carino Care Oatley
Shangri-la Aged Care Home
Estia Health Kogarah
Ferndale Gardens Aged Care Facility
Fairlea Nursing Home
Uniting Nunyara Peakhurst
Peakhurst Nursing Home
3Bridges Community
Kingsgrove Community Aid Centre

For information on Georges River Council, visit www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au or call 9330 6400


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