Mainers, repeat after me-Phone, wallet, mask, keys!

This latest ad from Mask Up For ME is a great idea to remember to wear a mask. In fact, now when I go to bed at night, I leave my wallet, mask and car keys where I can plainly see them, so I don’t forget them in the morning before I leave for work. My phone of course is never more than a foot from wherever I am.

It’s not fun to wear a mask, I think we all can agree on that, but it shows that you care about your fellow Mainers, and of course in most businesses it’s mandatory, so “Phone, wallet, mask, keys” is a great habit to get into!

Mask Up for ME allows everyone in our community to show off their generosity and care for others by wearing a face covering in public places. Mask Up for ME also gives people a place to donate homemade cloth face coverings to supply those who are without.

Local residents who need face coverings and can’t supply their own masks are able to obtain them through their community partners’ distribution locations. Donated face coverings are free for the taking, professionally cleaned and packaged before being distributed.

You can help by making a financial donation to the United Way of Eastern Maine’s community face covering fund. All proceeds will go toward the purchase of reusable, cloth face coverings for those who cannot supply their own. https://chlb.me/mask-up-for-me/ gives you the option to donate $10, $25, $50, or whatever you can afford.

These masks are distributed to non profit organizations throughout the region and be available for individuals to access at specific locations in the community. Individuals needing a mask should reach out to their primary care providers directly, or contact Penquis at (207) 973-3500.