The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) has announced a new partnership with the National League of Cities (NLC) to provide small and mid-sized cities with needed supplies and personal protective equipment as they work to boost local vaccination rates, reopen city buildings and community centers, and protect teachers and students returning to classroom instruction. NAW previously partnered with NFL stadium vaccination sites to provide over $500,000 worth of PPE in their efforts to vaccinate more than two million people.
NAW and NLC's PPE Partnership is currently focused on supplying face shields, masks, sanitizer, and other needed supplies to the following eight cities: Albany, Georgia, East Point, Georgia, Framingham, Massachusetts, Hamden, Connecticut, Nashua, New Hampshire, New London, Connecticut, Savannah, Georgia, and Union City, Georgia. These cities will use the supplies to support their efforts to get residents vaccinated through "pop-up" health clinics, provide PPE for classrooms, reopen places of community connection like senior centers, and protect vulnerable populations.
"We are proud to partner with the National League of Cities as we help move the country past the COVID-19 pandemic," NAW CEO Eric Hoplin, said. "The distribution industry's endless generosity has helped so many during this unprecedented year and we are excited to help these cities reopen and thrive."
"We're excited to partner with the team at NAW to help our members reopen their cities and get their residents vaccinated," NLC CEO and Executive Director Clarence Anthony, added. "Cities across America have overcome unpredictable challenges throughout the pandemic, and we are proud to be a resource for them as they work to reopen and recover."