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Indianapolis church is site of Saturday COVID-19 mask giveaway

Pre-registration required to get masks
Posted at 8:52 PM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-04 20:52:21-04

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis church is the site of a COVID-19 mask and hand sanitizer giveaway this Saturday. It's at 11 a.m. at the Overcoming Church, 2203 Columbia Avenue. That's near Dr. Andrew J. Brown Avenue and East 22nd Street.

“Now that our state is opening back up, communities of color are at higher risk and for us it’s a death sentence,” said the senior pastor of the church, Bruce Farr. "That's why it’s important to provide the community with free masks and hand sanitizer.”

Pre-registration is required and masks will be distributed until supplies run out. Faith in Indiana leaders are asking participants to plan to arrive early and send only one representative from each family to best practice social distancing.

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Faith in Indiana, a federation of Faith in Action, is hosting the mask giveaway. It's all part of a nationwide humanitarian program created by Live Free, in tandem with comedian W. Kamau Bell to address the lack of preventative care and resources available to individuals in jails, urban neighborhoods and poor rural communities.

The campaign has received support from a number of notable figures, including Twitter founder and CEO Jack Dorsey, who donated $1 million to the campaign.