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Orange County Convention Center Employees Support the PPE for Small Biz Initiative

  • 5/20/2020 10:25:00 AM
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OCCC Sustainability Coordinator John Roberts distributing PPE kits to small business owners at the Orange Technical College’s Mid-Florida Campus distribution site.  

As the community begins its recovery, a team of Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) employees have stepped forward to support Orange County in its efforts to distribute free Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits to assist local small businesses in reopening and sustaining operations.

With volunteers stretching across several OCCC divisions, employees supported the distribution and packaging of more than 1.7 million face masks and 200,000 bottles of hand sanitizers to more than 11,000 small businesses in Orange County last week.

“I am proud to help our community get back on its feet,” said OCCC Warehouse Supervisor and PPE Distribution Site Manager Virgil Postell. “Small businesses are the bread and butter of our community, and I commend Orange County for playing their part in helping them safely reopen.”

The OCCC has continued to support various initiatives to help the region during these challenging times. From serving as a regional COVID-19 testing site and regularly donating fresh center-grown produce to local students and their families, to supporting residents in their reemployment assistance applications and distributing essential PPE to local healthcare workers on the frontline, the OCCC remains committed to being a community partner and resource for those in need. The initiative concluded on May 20.

Please visit the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force’s web page and Orange County’s social media channels or newsroom for possible future distribution dates of PPE.

For questions or additional information, visit www.ocfl.net/PPE or contact EconomicRecovery@ocfl.net.

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