Boardman gives away free masks to residents

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Boxes of masks will be handed out drive-thru style this weekend

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – Boardman residents lined up on Market Street Saturday to receive free masks courtesy of the township.

The giveaway was supposed to begin at 11 a.m. at the Government Center, but organizers had to start almost an hour early because of the lines backing up traffic.

The township gave away a 50-count box of masks to each household, handing them out drive-thru style. Residents also had to show proof of residency.

Chairman for the Boardman Township Board of Trustees Tom Costello says they noticed masks were a need in the area.

Thanks to the CARES Act money funding the giveaway, they were able to bring masks to the people directly.

“All four of our elected officials are here. We have several other volunteers. We have some police officers that have come out to help with traffic. This is what it means to be in Boardman. We’re proud to be here. We’re so proud to be able to help our residents,” Costello said.

He also says they hope to have another giveaway if possible, and they have set aside masks for people who could not make it to the giveaway.

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