DESERT HOT SPRINGS – Supervisor V. Manuel Perez and First 5 Riverside are holding drive through mask distributions in Desert Hot Springs and Mecca tomorrow to give out masks and supply kits to child care providers. A third drive-through event is being planned in Blythe for the following Friday (Dec. 18).
The first two distributions will occur on Friday, Dec. 11 at the Desert Hot Springs Family Resource Center in Desert Hot Springs, 14-201 Palm Dr., from 10 a.m. to noon and at the Mecca Family & Farmworker Service Center in Mecca, 91-275 Avenue 66, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
First 5 Riverside and the Riverside County Office of Education have invited the child care providers who will receive the supplies. The events will limit contact by having the items placed in the trunk of the vehicle. Supervisor Perez will participate in the distributions.
“As we continue to battle this pandemic, efforts such as these drive-through distributions really help the community, by getting much-needed masks and PPE so people can stay safe and provide child care,” said Supervisor Perez. “I am happy that working parents, children and child care staff will be supported through this effort.”
The events will distribute 40,000 masks to child care providers in the Fourth District. The masks were donated by Everrank, Inc., a company based in the Inland Empire, which donated over 500,000 masks to Riverside County.
Supervisor V. Manuel Perez is the chair of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, representing the eastern two-thirds of Riverside County as the Fourth District Supervisor. Stretching from Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs, south to the Salton Sea and east to Blythe and the Colorado River, the Fourth District is the largest geographical district in the county.
Supervisor Perez’s office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.