(Mount Vernon, NY) – Following last week’s donation to churches in Greenburgh, County Executive George Latimer delivered masks today in Mount Vernon to Grace Baptist Church, Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church, Macedonia Baptist Church, Mt. Vernon Heights Congregational Church and Westchester Muslim Center.
“We are continuing this mask distribution process across Westchester County – particularly targeting communities with high numbers of positive cases,” County Executive George Latimer tells Black Westchester. “We are making sure we are reaching those most in need to help us stop the spread and continue the positive path we are on.”
Today, Latimer was joined by Deputy County Executive Ken Jenkins, County Legislator Lyndon Williams, Mount Vernon Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard, Mount Vernon City Council President Lisa Copeland and other Mount Vernon and County partners.
The County plans to hand out masks to religious communities in need with scheduled donations upcoming in Yonkers, New Rochelle, Peekskill and Port Chester and elsewhere.
“In this season that this nation finds itself in, it is imperative that our community has the proper essentials to protect themselves and others from contracting a Covid-19” Rev. Steven W. Pogue, Pastor of Greater Centennial shared with Black Westchester. “We are thankful to our County Executive for providing Mount Vernon with masks.”
These masks come from a donation of 50,000 protective masks for Westchester County from the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA). The masks are part of a larger donation by the GNYADA to 12 different counties in New York State.
“Thank you to Westchester County Executive George Latimer, Deputy County Executive Ken Jenkins, and all of our partners in the County for supplying our faith-based community with over 5,000 face masks,” Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard shared with Black Westchester. “In addition the City of Mount Vernon gave a total of 2,500 masks to our faith partners, bringing the total to 7,500.”
Latimer has also made numerous deliveries of masks to municipal governments all throughout Westchester.