City of Richmond distributes 100 PPE kits to small businesses

500 PPE kits given to struggling businesses

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) -The city of Richmond distributed another 100 PPE kits to small businesses struggling to make end’s meet. The kits included items such as face masks, disinfectant, gloves, and hand wash.

The distribution was scheduled to happen on January 26th from 9a.m. to 5p.m. at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. However, because of the large amount of cars that arrived - distribution was stopped around 2p.m. when the kits ran out.

Richmond Fire crews were among those to load the kits into the backseats of cars. Purchase of the supply kits is made possible through the city’s federal CARES Act allocation. The value of all 500 kits is roughly $250,000.

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