PALM SPRINGS – Supervisor V. Manuel Perez, Desert AIDS Project and Everrank Inc. are holding a press conference on Monday to present boxes of masks donated by Everrank to Riverside County for nonprofits, clinics, child care facilities and chamber of commerce organizations in the Fourth District.
Joining them will be Dodgers alumnus Derrel Thomas, a member of the Dodgers 1981 World Series championship team and founder of the Derrel Thomas Foundation, an organization that gives back to the community and provides opportunities for youth.
Media are invited to the press conference, which will be held outdoors, outside the Desert AIDS Project in Palm Springs, 1695 N Sunrise Way, at 11 a.m. Nov. 23.
“We are very fortunate and very blessed to receive a donation of over 500,000 face masks, and thank Everrank, Inc. for making them available for our nonprofit community and other great organizations to protect employees, customers and all those they serve,” said Supervisor Perez. “We look forward to distributing these to incredible organizations such as the Desert AIDS Project and many others and promoting their use, a simple requirement to protect ourselves and our fellow neighbors.”
Everrank, a company based in the Inland Empire, has donated over 500,000 face masks to Riverside County. The donation is valued at over $163,000.
“Everrank Inc. is very excited to participate in this amazing donation for the County of Riverside. We hope our efforts encourage others to give back as well. Our main goal is to keep our citizens staying safe and healthy,” said Jose Villanueva, CEO/President of Everrank, Inc.
Desert AIDS Project will receive 10,000 masks, 1,000 of which are KN95 masks.
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.