The Town of Hempstead teamed up with the Village of Cedarhurst to provide local business owners with much needed personal protective equipment (PPE) kits.
This effort stems from Hempstead Town’s PPE initiative, which has made 6,000 PPE kits available with items to keep both small businesses that have 20 or less employees and their patrons safe.
Representatives from both the Town of Hempstead and the Village of Cedarhurst were on hand Wednesday to deliver kits to Kiss and Makeup, Clementine NY and Blue Door Books.
“I’d like to thank Senator Schumer for his part in securing the funding for the initiatives that have now helped tens of thousands of Hempstead residents,” said Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin. “The Town of Hempstead is strong and resilient and that is due to the men and women that make up America’s largest township. We will get through this pandemic together as we remain committed to providing the aid needed to reopen and restore services to our residents and businesses.”
PPE kits are available free of charge while supplies last. Businesses in need of these high-in-demand supplies are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible. Visit hempsteadny.gov/ppe-giveaway to learn more about the program or apply. The application is also available in Spanish.
This initiative has been made possible through funding from the federal CARES Act, which provided a $133 million grant to the Town of Hempstead to distribute economic relief grants to alleviate some of the adverse effects that have arisen due to the pandemic.
Small businesses in both incorporated villages and unincorporated communities in the Town of Hempstead are all eligible to apply for the town’s PPE program. Businesses will be asked to enter their Employer Identification Number.
Each PPE kit comes fully equipped with the basic necessities needed to remain safe and follow appropriate COVID-19 protocols, including:
- One contactless infrared digital thermometer
- Five face shields
- Eight boxes of 50 three-ply masks
- Two boxes of 100 pairs of powder-free and vinyl gloves
- Two gallons of hand sanitizer with a spray pump
- One canister of 1,500 sanitizing wipes
For more information about the Town of Hempstead and its efforts to improve the quality of life for residents and businesses throughout the region, visit https://hempsteadny.gov/
Photo 991CM-003.jpeg: From left: Supervisor Don Clavin, Cedarhurst Mayor Benjamin Weinstock, owner of Kiss and Makeup Fay Fader, Town Clerk Kate Murray, Councilman Anthony D’Esposito and Cedarhurst Deputy Mayor Ari Brown.
Photo 991CM-005: Supervisor Don Clavin walks a PPE kit over to the business owned by Fay Fader of Cedarhurst, along with Cedarhurst Mayor Ben Weinstock.