MIAMI (WSVN) - A local charity is asking the public for help in protecting the homeless population from the coronavirus.

The Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust is asking the public to donate masks or face coverings to people experiencing homelessness.

The organization said an estimated 3,400 masks or face coverings are needed to meet the CDC’s orders.

“Our priority is meeting CDC guidelines and the Mayor’s Emergency Order, which is why we are reaching out to the community for their help,” said Chairman Ron Book. “We simply can’t do this alone. Our continuum of care is focused 24/7 on COVID-19 mitigation. Masks and cloth face coverings are one of the big missing links. If the community can step in, then we can focus our energies fully on the enormous number of other priorities resulting from this pandemic.”

Mask donations are currently being accepted at five locations from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week.

  • NE Dade – Aventura Branch
    2930 Aventura Boulevard
    Aventura, FL 33180
  • South Miami Branch
    6000 Sunset Drive
    South Miami, FL 33143
  • Arcola Lakes Branch
    8240 NW 7 Avenue
    Miami, FL 33150
  • Kendall Lakes Branch
    15205 SW 88 Street
    Miami, FL 33196
  • West Dade Regional Library
    9445 Coral Way
    Miami, FL 33165

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