Apr 22, 2020 8:09 PM

STAY AT HOME: Save A Life Tour to benefit SAUW relief fund

Posted Apr 22, 2020 8:09 PM
Photo courtesy Tony's Pizza Events Center
Photo courtesy Tony's Pizza Events Center

Tony’s Pizza Events Center and Great Plains Manufacturing have teamed up for tickets to the most important event ever – STAY AT HOME: Save A Life Tour!

Tony’s Pizza Events Center has created a limited-edition STAY AT HOME: Save a Life Tour ticket which is now available on its website for $10. For each ticket purchased, Great Plains Manufacturing will match the donation up to $5,000. Both Tony’s Pizza Events Center and Great Plains Manufacturing will donate 100 percent of the proceeds to the Salina Area United Way’s COVID-19 Relief Fund.

The Salina Area United Way (SAUW) COVID-19 Relief Fund has granted more than $67,000 to central Kansas organizations that are providing individuals with food, shelter, utility, education and transportation assistance during the state of Kansas stay at home order. While an incredible amount of assistance has been provided, the need still exists.

“This is a unique opportunity for us to help our community in a fun and positive way,” said Susan Trafton, general manager of Tony’s Pizza Events Center. “While we miss hosting events, we know the best way to reduce the spread of COVID-19 is through social distancing and staying at home.”

“Great Plain’s success is entirely due to our incredible employees and the strong communities we live in. As an essential industry, it has been a privilege to stay in business to do our part to support agriculture and  construction during this difficult time. We are all in this fight against COVID-19 together. This is a creative way to be able to help the United Way assist those financially impacted due to the battle,” said Linda Salem, president and CEO of Great Plains Manufacturing.

“We are so grateful for the continued support from community businesses such as Tony’s Pizza Events Center and Great Plains Manufacturing,” said Claire Mullen, SAUW executive director. “The work we are doing to raise funds for our north-central Kansas non-profits is so important. They can continue to provide services to our communities without having to worry about raising the funds themselves.”

The STAY AT HOME: Save a Life Tour tickets are available online at tonyspizzaeventscenter.com. A 30-cent credit card processing fee will be added, but all other convenience fees have been waived thanks to Tony’s Pizza Events Center's Spectra ticketing partner. All tickets will be mailed within 10 days of purchase. For information about the SAUW COVID-19 Relief Fund and for a list of organizations that have already received funds visit https://www.unitedwaysalina.org/covid-19.

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UPDATE: SHESC's minimum order of KN95 masks now only 100

UPDATE: The Smoky Hill Education Service Center (SHESC) has announced that the minimum number of protective KN95 masks that can be ordered through the center has been lowered to 100.

Image of masks courtesy SHESC

The Smoky Hill Education Service Center (SHESC) has a coronavirus-related deal for tax-exempt organizations.

SHESC, in partnership with School Specialty, has a limited supply of KN95 respirator masks available for educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and city and county governments while supplies last!

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend N95 respirator masks as an effective preventative measure against the transmission of COVID-19. Currently in the United States, however, unprecedented demand has led to a critical shortage of the masks. On April 3, 2020, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an Emergency Use Authorization for KN95 masks -- the approval standard used in China with equivalent performance to N95 respirator masks, SHESC noted in a news release. The authorization allows the import and use of KN95 masks during the COVID-19 situation.

According to SHESC, tax-exempt organizations can download the fillable pdf form below and send it to [email protected] to place their mask orders.

Download a Form-Fillable KN95 Mask Order Form as a PDF