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St. Sabina, Other Groups Giving Away Masks At 79th And Racine On Friday

The Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation and the Faith Community of St. Sabina will pass out masks in Auburn Gresham from noon to 2 p.m. Friday.

Sharon Gardner wears a mask as she speaks with Steve Betts in Chicago as fears of COVID-19 rise on Friday, March 20, 2020.
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AUBURN GRESHAM — As Gov. JB Pritzker considers making face coverings a statewide mandate, finding masks may become even more difficult than it already was, especially in communities with high numbers of COVID-19 cases.

To help residents stay safe, several Southwest Side organizations — including the Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation and the Faith Community of St. Sabina — are hitting the streets, taking over all four corners at the intersection of 79th Street and Racine Avenue from noon to 2 p.m., Friday to pass out free masks, information and words of encouragement to those in need.

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The free mask giveaway was made possible through a donation from former mayoral candidate and current senatorial candidate Dr. Willie Wilson.

Friday’s giveaway will be the first of several initiatives to “save lives,” said St. Sabina leader Father Michael Pfleger.

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