United Way of Greater Kingsport and Shades of Grace have come together to bring public hand washing stations to Kingsport’s downtown area. Five public hand washing stations have been set up for public use and will be jointly funded by United Way of Greater Kingsport and Shades of Grace UMC. Public hand washing stations will be located at Hunger First, Shades of Grace UMC (2), Glen Bruce Park, and Salvation Army. United Way of Greater Kingsport and Shades of Grace UMC have pledged to keep these public hand washing stations for at least two months. “I’m excited that we are able to come together to bring these public hand washing stations to Kingsport” said Jonathan Anderson, Homeless Services Liaison for United way of Greater Kingsport and the City of Kingsport, “This is very important for the population of Kingsport who spend a large portion of their days at or near these public spaces.”
According to the CDC, there is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. Suggested ways to protect yourself from COVID-19 includes regularly washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before, during and/or after spending time in a public area.
For a map of the locations where the public hand washing stations are set up, please see below.