JPC Secures 26 Pallets of Facemasks For The Community


Giveaways: Nov 19th & 20th and Nov 23rd & 24th

JPC Secures 26 Pallets of Facemasks For The Community

Phase One on Thursday, November 19, 202and Friday, November 2020 from 1 pm to 6 pm. 

Phase One Johnson Park Center 26 Johnson Park Utica, NY 13501

Best time to come: Thursday, November 19, 2020, at 1 pm

Contact: Rev. U. Meier, (315) 269-8580

Email at

Maps:…/@43.0916267,-75.2388869,17z  around the corner to 1402 West Street (Basketball Court); Phase Two on the 1400 Block of West Street, Utica, NY 13501

(Utica, NY) – As the Central New York region begins to see a shortage of facemasks, The Johnson Park Center is please to announce that they have secured thousands of facemasks from FEMA and will be giving them away to the local community. This event is being held at the Johnson Park Center in Utica, in two phases.

The first phase is being held November 19th and Friday November 20th from 1pm to 5pm. The event is available to anyone that lives in the Utica, Rome, Mohawk Valley, and the surrounding area. Not-For-Profit Organizations, Homeless Emergency, Transitional & Supportive Housing Providers; Senior Homes; Medical/Treatment Service Providers; Grassroots Outreach Community Groups; Churches; Food Pantries; Government Agencies can register at the JPC to receive the facemasks.

The second phase will be a continuation of phase one, but will be held on Monday, November 23rd from 2pm to 7:30pm, as well as, Tuesday, November 24th from 3pm to 6pm. These are also the same dates for their Drive-thru Food Giveaway and the Walkers Food Giveaway.

Rev. Dr. Maria A Scates, D.D., CEO/Founder states, “Unfortunately, as our community currently has a substantial increase of Coronavirus cases. JPC hopes that from now on, no one has to get COVID 19 due to a lack of having a facemask. Giving facemasks to the community before Thanksgiving assures a safer get together for this holiday season. ” 

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