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Asheville business donates over one thousand masks to help emergency responders

Mask donation
Staff at FASTSIGNS in Asheville stand outside the store front. (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

A local business owner donated 1500 masks to the Buncombe County COVID-19 task force through the United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County.

Ric Davenpport, the owner of FASTSIGNS on Patton Avenue in Asheville, says he wants to give back by helping emergency responders, health-care workers, and community volunteers serving on the front lines.

"When our family found that they had access to a unique source of these masks we felt that we wanted to do something for our community and for others serving on the front line," Davenport told News 13.

The masks were hand-made and sourced from suppliers in Mexico. They are typically produced for AG workers.

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Kris Dionne with United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County says Davenport's donation is crucial at this time.

"He has donated 1,500 much needed, quality fabric masks that will be put to use out in the community immediately," Dionne said.

The company donated the first 500 masks to Buncombe County EOC for first responders.

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