San Antonios District 4 distributes personal protective supplies to small business owners
SAN ANTONIO Face masks, thermometers and hand sanitizer filled dozens of safety supply kits given to small business owners on Friday morning. "She said, '(Councilwoman) Rocha, this is so great. Unfortunately, my mom's small business wasn't able to leave because it's literally like two people at the restaurant.' And I thought, 'Goodness, we need to do something," Rocha Garcia said. Rocha Garcia said about 300 people registered for Fridays giveaway.
City provides at least 6,400 small businesses, nonprofits with PPE, safety supplies
SAN ANTONIO The city provided bundles of face coverings, hand sanitizer and thermometers to at least 6,400 businesses and nonprofits in a drive-thru event at the Alamodome on Wednesday. The $1.9 million worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) and safety supplies were bought with CARES Act funds and distributed to businesses and nonprofits with 25 or fewer employees. About 5,200 organizations registered ahead of time, and the city allowed others to register at the site. Even as more businesses are allowed to reopen, the supplies that can help them do so safely can be hard to find en masse, said Mayor Ron Nirenberg. Supply Pickup DayIts a commitment to the safety of their employees, to the general public, and, of course, to their customers, Nirenberg said.