Mon. Nov 29th, 2021

An effort to provide masks, hand sanitizers, and other essentials to those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic got a big boost on Monday when Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey donated $1 million to the cause.

The cause dubbed #MasksForThePeople is a nationwide effort pitched to Dorsey by a Bay Area pastor and church. It aims to help “incarcerated, formerly incarcerated, violence interrupters, elderly in our community, and most vulnerable black and brown loved ones in urban and rural communities,” according to its website.

Dorsey announced his donations during an Instagram Live with Bay Area comedian W. Kamau Bell and Pastor Michael McBride.

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By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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