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United Way Lethbridge distributing thousands of PPE items thanks to generous donation

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – The United Way office in downtown Lethbridge looks more like a PPE distribution centre these days thanks to the generosity of one Canadian retailer.

On Wednesday, Jan. 20th, more than 60,000 face masks, 1,800 bottles of hand-sanitizer, and thousands of other PPE items arrived with the purpose of helping community agencies to protect people against COVID-19.

The donation comes from Bianca Amor’s Liquidation Supercentre which has gifted more than a million masks, and tens of thousands of other PPE items to United Ways across the country.

Amor, who started her first store in Calgary when she was just 13 years old, said donating the items felt like the right thing to do.

“As someone who has been buying and distributing product for 20 years, I understand the efficiency of distribution. And that’s something I really admire about the United Way – their ability to do the work and get things out to the people who need them.” -Bianca Amor

Many of the items received by the Lethbridge branch have already made their way to over 60 charities and non-profits across southwestern Alberta.

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Tina Karst

A Lethbridge College alumnus, Tina moved back to the community two years after convocation, in September 2007, to become a member of the CJOC News Team. She started as a weekend reporter/anchor and now serves as Associate News Director. When Tina’s not tracking down local news, she’s either busy at home with Jordan and their two kids or creating custom macrame pieces for a growing list of clients.

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