Downtown Macon sees five thousand masks donated to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.
Health officials in the U.S. have been telling people to put on masks when they go outside to help flatten the COVID-19 curve. Mask wearing should make people safer, but not everyone can afford or access masks right now.
One nonprofit group is making sure that the people who need masks can get them.
This group is the Power of Life Foundation. Their goal is “to provide essential necessities to the city of Macon, GA, during these unprecedented times.”
On July 18, they held a mask drive at the Tubman Museum in Macon, Georgia. They gave out 5,000 masks.
The Chairman of the Power of Life Foundation, Lane Harper, wanted locals to feel welcome to come to the mask drive:
People can expect a warm and courteous welcome from our volunteers and hand-sewn masks made with love and care. We want the community to know that they are not alone in this fight and we’re here to help.Lane Harper
After serving as a Birmingham, Alabama, police officer for upwards of 15 years, Harper wanted to extend the ways he was giving back to his local community and the greater community. So, he founded The Power of Life Foundation.
The foundation isn’t stopping with Macon. They will also hold drives in Alabama, Florida, and Atlanta.
Harper, as a Black man and a police officer, wants the drives to bring people of all backgrounds together:
You’ll learn that a lot of people have the same goals, the same ambitions, and the same expectations, but if you never talk, you’ll never know. So, I believe we just need to open ourselves up and learn how to love a little bit more.Lane Harper
The foundation’s slogan is a good one to remember: “It’s cool to be covered.”
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