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Giveaway of 4,000 Fabric Face Coverings to the Public

posted May 20, 2020, 1:28 PM by Algiers Neighborhood Presidents Council   [ updated May 20, 2020, 1:28 PM ]
May 20, 2020
Councilmember Palmer Partners with WBOK and ZULU to Giveaway 4,000 Fabric Face Coverings to the Public 
Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer
NEW ORLEANS - District "C" Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer has partnered with WBOK 1230AM and Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club to host two drive-up face covering giveaways. The New Orleans Pelicans donated the black fabric face coverings to the City Council's SewDat initiative, which provides a centralized website where citizens can purchase or donate a face covering for themselves, essential workers, seniors or transit riders. More than 10,000 citizens have received a free face covering through the website, and with the New Orleans Health Department urging everyone to wear a mask outside of their homes, Councilmember Palmer will provide 4,000 free face coverings to the general public.

2,500 fabric face coverings will be available to the public on Friday, May 22, at WBOK 1230AM, 1639 Gentilly Boulevard, from 10 AM to 1 PM. Radio hosts, Graylen Banks and Gerod Stevens with WBOK's General Manager, Schuyler Williams, will broadcast live from the studio as vehicles line up to receive their free face covering. You can tune in, here
Other participants include actor Wendell Pierce, Cleveland Spears, Jeff Thomas and Troy Henry, the WBOK ownership team. 

Walk-ups and bicyclists are welcome, and no documents are required. Only one face covering per person for individuals who are present. 

District "B" Councilmember Jay H. Banks will join Councilmember Palmer and the ZULU Social Aid and Pleasure Club members to give way 1,500 fabric face coverings on Saturday, May 23, from 10 AM to 12 PM.

Neighborhood Associations and groups with a higher number of seniors, homebound individuals and families severely impacted by COVID-19 are encouraged to request free face coverings through Councilmember Palmer will donate up to 100 face coverings to each neighborhood group until supplies are no longer available.

Councilmember Palmer Face Covering Giveaways:

WBOK 1230 AM
  • Friday, May 22
  • 10 AM to 1 PM
  • 1639 Gentilly Blvd.
  • New Orleans, LA 70119
Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club
  • Saturday, May 23
  • 10 AM to 12 PM
  • 732 N. Broad Ave.
  • New Orleans, LA 70119


Media Contact:
Tiffaney Bradley
Communications Director
Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer, District "C"
(504) 295-4970