The Bay and Civic Nebraska give out free COVID-19 prevention kits

Cars lined up near 20th and Y Street on Saturday to receive PPE items.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – During the pandemic, items like masks, hand sanitizer and soap are on high demand. It can be hard to find the items on store shelves. The Bay and Civic Nebraska teamed up on Saturday to make sure families had access to those items.

Volunteers handed out free COVID-19 prevention kits.

“We know that a lot of these items can be expensive for people,” volunteer Audrey Hertel said. “We don’t think that finance should determine an access to health and safety. We wanted to open this up for everyone to come if they need it.”

Over 600 kits were given out to the community, that’s nearly 400 more than the first event they held.  Each bag contained a gallon of hand soap, hand sanitizer, boxes of masks, a tape measure and other PPE items. Independence Academy helped assemble the kits. There were also encouraging messages on the kits telling people to “stay safe” and “stay strong.”

Members of the community didn’t have to leave their car. They could just drive through and receive a kit.

“Everyone needs to have the mindset that we’re a community now,” volunteer Cayleen Green said. “We need to start helping each other out. We’re not trying to survive anymore, we’re trying to live together and make things work.”

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