Distribution of Toolkits in Toledo took place at the Erie Street Market, where dozens of small businesses lined up to receive their packages. Monske expressed gratitude to Joe Marck, director of development with IBC Properties and president of the Toledo Warehouse District, for allowing the event to take place at the Market.
The local efforts in identifying small businesses and setting up logistics and distribution of the Safety Toolkits was led by Sandy Spang, small business services commissioner for the City of Toledo. “Sandy’s role in pulling the pieces together here in Toledo were critical in the success of this event,” Monske said.
In collaboration with JobsOhio Network Partners, JobsOhio distributed 15,000 Safety Tool Kits (1.65 million masks and 15,000 units of hand sanitizer) across the state throughout the week of July 20. Each Toolkit, valued at $100, provides PPE that at times has been in short supply for small businesses during the pandemic.
“These safety kits will protect myself, and my clients and let them know that we are taking every precaution necessary,” said Patricia Crawford-Cole of Warm Hearts and Loving Hands. “I’m grateful to JobsOhio and the RGP who have gone above and beyond to help us.”