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NWMO to donate $15K in face masks, hand sanitizer

Businesses requiring face masks can contact the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce through their website.

THUNDER BAY -- A $15,000 donation from the Nuclear Waste Management Organization will be used to distribute face masks and hand sanitizer to small business in Thunder Bay.

On Thursday, the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce said about 15 organizations will take delivery on Friday, adding those who need masks to submit their request through their website at

“Small businesses are facing significant, on-going costs for masks and sanitizer to ensure the safety of their clients and employees,” says Charla Robinson, president of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce, in a release.

“We welcome the assistance of NWMO to support businesses by providing these vital supplies.”

It's a chance to help fight the pandemic, said Norman Sandberg, relationship manager at the NWMO.

 “We all have a role to play to combat the spread of COVID-19,” Sandberg said. “We are proud to partner with the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce to make personal protective equipment available to small business in Thunder Bay.”

Leith Dunick

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A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith is Dougall Media's director of news, but still likes to tell your stories too. Wants his Expos back and to see Neil Young at least one more time. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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