The City of Wilmington, in partnership with the Wilmington-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce, donated 1,150 reusable cloth masks to all of the in-school elementary students within the Wilmington City School district. “The City is happy for the opportunity to partner with the Chamber on such a worthwhile project for our community,” stated Mayor John Stanforth.
Students are currently required to wear cloth face coverings on the bus and at school, and the City and Chamber were pleased to work collaboratively to offer support to the students and their families during this challenging time. “We wanted to help remove any barrier a child may have to safely attend school and we are pleased to help, even in this small way,” stated Marian Miller, City Administrator. The City funded this project through the monies received through the Coronavirus Relief Fund from the CARES Act.
This initiative is an extension of the Chamber’s “Community Mask” project, which will also provide 1,800 re-usable youth masks for all of the in-school elementary school students in Blanchester, Clinton Massie, and East Clinton school districts. Working with the Clinton County Foundation, the Chamber will additionally be distributing 5,000 cloth masks to community members and businesses throughout the county beginning in October.
For more information, visit www.wccchamber.com/