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People With Disabilities to Deliver Coronavirus Protective Gear

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AP
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut delivered PPE with Kennedy Center participants.

The Kennedy Center in Trumbull, Connecticut has reached a deal with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to deliver personal protective equipment (PPE) to federal laboratories across the country.

The Kennedy Center is a nonprofit organization that "empowers people with disabilities to reach their full potential," according to the group's website.

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut went along for the ride to drop off PPE at the NOAA Northeast Fisheries Lab in Milford.

“These gloves, sanitizing equipment and wipes...are not only critically important to NOAA to keep its employees safe," Blumenthal said. "Also, they benefit the Kennedy Center.”

Blumenthal says the one-year, $13 million contract will help create jobs for people with disabilities in Connecticut through the Kennedy Center.