Coronavirus fears have led to a shortage on basic sanitary needs and items. Recent Community Service of the Year Award Winner Mary Fontaine stopped by to tell us about a new venture she is taking on to help armed forces near a Coronavirus hot spot.
She says they are in desperate need of face masks for the soldiers stationed in South Korea right now.
She said the recent surge in buying the items has meant even ordering them online has become impossible. She is calling on the community to help her and the forces in need.
“What I am asking, and begging, is that anyone around who happens to have some at home, if they would be so kind as to share half of them with our soldiers. I have drop off places all over the place, and I am trying to get more…we’re asking for any, even if it is just one or two. Because, I know, it adds, up, and I cannot do it by myself” Fontaine said.
“So I am hollering ‘help!’ Please, help us.”
Fontaine says drop-off sites are set up at the Chamber of Commerce, VFW, Sheriff’s Department, the County Courthouse, the Office of Elections Administrator Lucy Ybarra, and you can drop them off at Willy 1550 and 98.7 FM.
She says the goal is 1,000 face masks for the troops.
They will be making pick ups every week for the next month. If you have questions or want to talk to her about donating any face masks, you can call 936-499-6627.