Monday, June 7, 2021 – Tommy Nobis Center, a Marietta-based nonprofit that helps individuals with disabilities enter or return to employment, produced 10,000 COVID prevention kits over the course of the last nine months. Kits containing masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, and COVID education materials were provided to neighboring partner nonprofits to distribute to individuals they serve who were significantly impacted by the pandemic. This included senior citizens, homeless persons, families in poverty, adults with disabilities, women and children experiencing abuse and/or neglect, and individuals in recovery from substance abuse.
Nonprofit organizations that received the kits included liveSAFE Resources, Sweetwater Mission, Special Needs Cobb, Ser Familia, Walton Communities, The Center for Family Resources, The Zone, Freedom Church, and Next Step Ministries.
The initiative which was made possible by the generous support from the Cobb County Community Development Block Grant created employment opportunities for people with disabilities that Tommy Nobis Center serves.
“We are thankful for Cobb County CDBG’s investment in our local community,” says Dave Ward, President and CEO of Tommy Nobis Center. “This project put people to work while helping Cobb County’s most vulnerable stay safe.”