On Friday, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer received and distributed 50,000 face masks donated by the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA). The three-ply face masks were distributed by Brewer and her team to nursing homes, senior centers, and community organizations, including Isabella Geriatric Center, New Jewish Home, Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center, Union Settlement, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing, ArchCare at Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center, Laundry Workers Center, Visiting Neighbors, Lifeforce in Later Years, Project FIND, Riverton Houses, Lakeview Houses, and Gateway Plaza, as well as smaller organizations doing on the ground efforts like La Fonda in East Harlem, Vision Urbana and Father’s Heart Ministries.
"These masks will help protect staff and patients at facilities throughout Manhattan, making a difference in saving lives and slowing the spread of the pandemic,” said Brewer. “I am grateful to GNYADA’s president, Mark Schienberg and his members for their generous donation to New Yorkers in need. On behalf of all Manhattanites, I’m thankful.”