FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 17, 2020
Town Thanks Local Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts of Nassau County for Homemade Mask Donations
MEDIA CONTACTS: Gordon Tepper, Rebecca Cheng, Matthew Leonenko and Michael Anderson | (516) 869-7794
North Hempstead, NY - North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and members of the Town Board along with the North Hempstead Housing Authority thanked the Girl Scouts of Nassau County and Boy Scouts for their donations of homemade masks for local residents.
"The Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of Nassau County are dedicated to helping others, especially those in their community." said Supervisor Bosworth. "We are so thankful to them for using their skills and making a difference in helping others.”
As part of the Town's mask making initiative Scouts were provided with step-by-step tutorials and a card to include a personal note from the recipient. During the course of a month, over 100 masks were created and donated to the North Hempstead Housing Authority who distributed them to residents.
Currently, a New York State Executive Order requires all individuals to wear a face covering in public and when social distancing is not possible.
Girl Scout of Nassau County Rebecca Syers and Boy Scout David Syers (center) help distribute masks to residents of Magnolia Gardens in Westbury.