HARDWICK – Over 2,300 masks have been made by Hardwick Area Neighbor to Neighbor volunteers. The state of Vermont recently issued a supply of adult masks for towns around the state to supplement local efforts, offering the equivalent of one quarter of the town’s population. Last week a box of over 700 masks arrived at the town office. Hardwick Area Neighbor to Neighbor will be helping to make these masks available to Hardwick residents, using the primary distribution sites that have been established over these past several months:
Hardwick Area Food Pantry (Monday, noon to 2 p.m., Thursday and Saturday 9 to 11 a.m.)
Hardwick Village Restaurant (6 a.m. to 8 every day)
D & L Beverage and Deli, E. Hardwick (Monday through Saturday, 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
You do not need to be a customer at these sites to pick up a mask.
In addition, Hardwick residents can pick up a mask at the town office Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, 8 a.m. to noon.
Local volunteers are now focusing on child-size masks. Both adult and child masks will also be distributed to Hazen Union and Hardwick Elementary Schools.
Please contact Hardwick Area Neighbor to Neighbor at 802-441-3301 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are a business and need a supply of masks or are an individual unable to access a distribution site.
For those who live in the surrounding towns, contact your local emergency management director for information about your town’s supply.
Rusty DeWees recently collaborated with Hardwick Community TV station and Hardwick Area Neighbor to Neighbor group to produce a short spot for the “Mask Up for Our Community” effort. Check it out at hctv.us/ or the Hardwick Area Neighbor to Neighbor Facebook page (facebook.com/hardwickneighbors).
Hardwick Area Neighbor to Neighbor is a grassroots group committed to assisting the community in times of need by coordinating local response efforts and collectively addressing challenges to keep our community strong.