Ted Rossi and the Rossi Family Foundation in concert with Rotary Districts and Rotarians throughout the Northeast have stepped up to donate PPE face-masks as an encore to its recent October 2020 Million Mask Challenge Tour. With the cold weather and flu season upon us, this second face-mask distribution project, entitled the Million Mask Challenge Tour [Take 2], will increase distribution to more than 2MM PPEs, delivering the necessary face-masks to first responders, essential workers, and needy community organizations throughout the New England region, and expansion to New York's Hudson Valley, Westchester, Manhattan, Staten Island, and Long Island areas.

Eleven Rotary Districts and thousands of Rotarians throughout seven States (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York) will come together January 11th - 14th and receive a distribution of face-masks for subsequent delivery to those in need. 

The 14-stop, four-day event will see a 26-foot Million Mask Challenge Tour [Take 2] wrapped truck drop off the much-needed PPE face-masks for Rotarians to distribute to the four corners of their regional areas. The distribution will include upwards of 2MM surgical masks for adults, as well as a large supply of children designed surgical face-masks and an important supply of KN95s for first responders. 

This is a story of how a Rotary District and Zone responded to a crisis, rallied its resources, put boots-on-the-ground, and brought disparate and far-flung communities together to spread goodwill and, most importantly, save lives.