Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Hecla Mining Company continued to work to identify the immediate needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Hecla Greens Creek Mine donated 30,000 protect masks today to the City and Borough of Juneau and 12,500 gloves to the Juneau Police Department.
CBJ Emergency Operations Center Logistics Section Chief George Schaaf said he was grateful to get these supplies, "They are being provided to first responders at the Juneau Police Department as well as supporting various task forces through the Emergency Operations Center. The masks from Hecla will allow us to reopen essential services and facilities safely while we wait for back-ordered supplies to arrive."
Greens Creek Manager of Government and Community Relations Mike Satre said the mine is proud to do all it can to help Juneau, "Hecla Greens Creek Mine is proud to continue our community donations as we all work to fight the spread of COVID-19. We know our first responders need PPE now more than ever, and we are also proud to be an integral part of safely re-opening Juneau."