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The Riley County Health Department has partnered with Konza United Way to provide, free of charge, homemade cloth masks for the community in effort to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended wearing cloth masks in situations where social distancing measures are difficult to follow, such as when shopping at grocery stores or pharmacies. Guidance for the use of masks and patterns for making cloth masks can be found online at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html
This effort relies on the generous help from the Riley County community to make and donate the cloth masks. Those who want to help are encouraged to make masks at home and deliver them Konza United Way at 555 Poyntz Ave Suite 245, PO Box 922 on Tuesday or Thursday between 12pm and 3pm or call for an appointment. They will distribute cloth masks during those hours as well.
Konza United Way
555 Poyntz Ave Suite 245, PO Box 922(785) 776-3779http://www.konzaunitedway.org/
Shepherd’s Crossing is helping distribute food cards to people who need assistance. Please click here to contact Shepherd’s Crossing or if you would like to apply for assistance.
MHK Together is accepting online donations of money through their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mhktogether/
With the money, they are purchasing food cards which will be distributed through Shepherd’s Crossing. Please click here to contact Shepherd’s Crossing if you would like to apply for assistance.
Please drop off non-food essential items (diapers, wipes, household goods, etc--NOT food) at the Manhattan Emergency Shelter at 416 S 4th Street. Individuals are instructed to leave things on the table at the side door then someone will come out and get the donation. The Emergency Shelter is open 8am to 9pm. Phone number is 785-537-3113.
The USD383 Fit Closet is also accepting donations. Find more information at https://www.fitcloset.org/