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City offers free face masks to residents

A volunteer packages face masks to be distributed to Canyon Lake residents who request them. Photo provided by Keep Canyon Lake Covered.

The City of Canyon Lake is offering free face masks to residents who need them. The face masks were created by more than 75 volunteers through a community project called Keep Canyon Lake Covered. The project was initiated by resident Louise Nielsen and backed by the city

Volunteers cut, sowed, threaded straps, ironed, assembled, sanitized, and packaged 3,000 masks to distribute to the community.

Volunteers in dinosaur costumes deliver face masks to Canyon Lake residents. Photo provided by Keep Canyon Lake Covered.

To add an element of fun to the project, volunteers are delivering the masks in superhero, fairy, dinosaur, and other costumes, to the doorsteps of residents who requested them.  

As of today, 1,176 masks have been distributed to 394 households.

In order to help slow the spread of coronavirus, Riverside County ordered all residents to “wear a face covering when home.” 

Residents who need face masks are asked to submit their name, address, photo number, and number of masks needed to [email protected]

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