People lined up outside JFK Community Center for mask and glove giveaway

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)–Now that masks are required to enter a store they are in big demand.

Outside the JFK Community Center on Clinton and Hickory Street, people lined up for the chance to get a few of the 1,000 masks and 2,000 pairs of gloves being given away.

Just to give an idea of how much demand there is for these items, 20 minutes before it began, a line of cars stretched more than a half mile down the street.

“We are now trying to get another supply in to go into the senior residents who can not get out of the complexes.” Common Council President Darius Pridgen said. “My family and myself have recovered very well. One of my sons is still recovering and this is one of the reasons I want to give back. Not because I was sick but because as an elected official I want to do as much as we can.”

Pridgen arranged this give away.

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