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Posted on: April 15, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Community Leaders to Head Efforts to Assemble Face Shields for Front Line Workers

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Volunteers from around Orange County are stepping up to assemble more than 50,000 face shields to be distributed out to first responders and medical personnel. Rotary District 5320 is spearheading this project at several sites around the county including in Fountain Valley. The St. Jude Foundation has purchased the parts for these face shields and handed them over to Rotary for assembly. Rotary will need volunteers at Freedom Hall- Mile Square Park on April 17, 18 and 19. This is such an important project so please join us this Friday-Sunday. To sign up to volunteer or donate money, please go to https://www.givsum.com/opportunities/rotary-project-shield. Thank you to Cambalache Grill, Hue Oi Restaurant, and Lamppost Pizza for donating food for volunteers and thank you to Restaurant Depot for the cash donation. 

Location and times are as follows:

Friday, April 17 thru Sunday, April 19

Freedom Hall on Euclid @ Mile Square Park

Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. all 3 days

There is a media press conference on Friday, April 17 at 11 a.m. at Freedom Hall

COMMUNITY LEADERS TO HEAD EFFORTS TO ASSEMBLE CRITICALLY NEEDED FACE SHIELDS FOR FRONT LINE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19 

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA – April 15, 2020: Leaders from the County of Orange and the cities of Fountain Valley and Garden Grove have partnered with Rotary District 5320 to assemble 50,000 lightweight face shields destined for local health care facilities and first responders. 

Press Conference: Friday, April 17, 2020 - 11 AM 

Freedom Hall at Mile Square Park 16801 Euclid Street Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (Street parking on Euclid. Look for giant white tent-like building). 

Representatives: County of Orange: Supervisor Andrew Do, 1st District Supervisor Michelle Steele, 2nd District 

City of Fountain Valley: Mayor Cheryl Brothers 

City of Garden Grove: Mayor Steve Jones 

Rotary District 5320: Marc Aarons, District Governor 

LIVE ACTION OF FACE SHIELD ASSEMBLY WITH VOLUNTEERS 

Rotary District 5320 encompasses all of Orange County and portions of Los Angeles County including Long Beach and Avalon. The District includes 48 local clubs and over 1,700 members. 

For More information visit: www.rotary5320.org. 

To Volunteer and/or Donate: https://bit.ly/2RslG9I 

For Immediate Release Contact: Beth Fujishige (714) 914-6492 

About Rotary Rotary brings together a global network of community leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotarians contribute their time, energy, and passion to carryout meaningful and sustainable projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, help mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We connect 1.2 million members from more than 35,000 Rotary clubs in almost every country in the world. Visit www.Rotary.org.

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