Goleta-based humanitarian aid organization Direct Relief International (DRI) announced this afternoon that it would be distributing additional masks to help people in Goleta avoid breathing smoke from the Gap Fire. Anyone who wants to pick one up can do so at Camino Real Marketplace, near Costco, from noon to 3 p.m. tomorrow.

The group handed out the masks today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., both at the Marketplace and at the Goleta Community Center. Damon Taugher, DRI’s director of domestic initiatives, estimated that so far 25,000 masks have been distributed, including some that were given to the Department of Public Health.


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