"It was a lucky coincidence that I met one of the people wearing the masks," said Amethyst. “[Deasy] helped connect those who made everything possible. I am happy to be part of ensuring that our community receives this resource. "
To receive the donation, Deasy had to coordinate the transportation of the masks from Bullhead City. He eventually joined members of the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters, who offered to ship and distribute the masks for free.
Fabian Sandez, regional manager for the Southwest Carpenters Union, said the operation was a team effort in which members of the Carpenters Union were withdrawn from Phoenix and Las Vegas to bring the materials to Flagstaff.
"It is an honor to help Mayor Deasy provide PPE to our key and frontline workers here in Flagstaff. We owe them all to you. Your safety remains of paramount importance as we are concerned." to the pandemic are not yet out of the woods, ”said Sandez.
So far, 3,000 masks have been given to the Flagstaff Education Association, 2,000 to food and trade workers and 21,000 to tribal communities, Deasy said, with more donations planned in the coming days.
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Other organizations supposed to receive masks include the Flagstaff Family Food Center, Kinlani Mutual Aid, United Food and Commercial Workers 99, the Boys and Girls Club, and the Flagstaff Shelter Services.