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Ford Mask Day

Ford Motor Company Fund is teaming up with local nonprofits and Ford dealerships to distribute over 3.9 million medical-grade face masks in neighborhoods across the Southeastern U.S. Zoo Atlanta will be a distribution site on Thursday, February 18, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or while supplies last. During this time, visitors and community residents will be able to receive 20 disposable face masks packaged in pre-sealed bags.

In the greater Atlanta area specifically, more than 780,000 masks will be distributed. In addition to Zoo Atlanta, Ford Fund is partnering with a number of local nonprofit organizations including Atlanta Public Schools, Atlanta Community Food Bank, and Boys and Girls Club of Atlanta, as well as 22 local Ford dealers, to distribute masks to the community. Residents may stop by any distribution site to pick up masks. Click here for a full list of locations and times.

The Mask Donation Day is part of Ford’s #FinishStrong initiative – a public call to action encouraging Americans to pull together, protect each other and help save lives in the months ahead until COVID-19 vaccines become more widely available. In addition to Atlanta, Ford is also hosting Mask Donation Day events in Charlotte, N.C., and across the state of Florida.

Zoo Atlanta is open daily with new protocols and procedures in place to promote wellness, including timed ticketing; hand-sanitizing stations throughout grounds; and signage and other aids to encourage social distancing. Masks are required for ages 2 and up for general admission and all in-Zoo experiences. Plan a visit on zooatlanta.org.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Rachel Davis, Director of Communications
404.624.2812 – office
404.309.2238 – cell
rdavis@zooatlanta.org

Rhonda K. Bambrick
Ford East Region Communications
518.925.0522
rhondabelluso@gmail.com

About Zoo Atlanta
A proud accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the gold standard for animal care and welfare, Zoo Atlanta has a mission to save wildlife and their habitats through conservation, research, education, and engaging experiences. The Zoo is home to more than 1,000 animals representing more than 200 species from around the world, many of them endangered or critically endangered. Highlights include giant pandas, including Ya Lun and Xi Lun, the only giant panda twins in the U.S.; one of North America’s largest zoological populations of great apes; and a global center of excellence for the care and study of reptiles and amphibians. Recent transformations include the all-new African Savanna, featuring new and expanded habitats for African elephants, giraffes, zebras, ostriches, warthogs, meerkats and rhinos, and Savanna Hall, a state-of-the-art special event destination in the newly restored historic former home of the Atlanta Cyclorama. For more information, visit zooatlanta.org.

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