The Columbus-based company last month closed the Beavercreek mall and the Dayton Mall in Miami Twp. as part of temporarily shutdowns to its enclosed assets with an indoor common area due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The announcement came on the same day as Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s stay at home order went into effect.
Since then, Washington Prime has offered all of its open air and enclosed assets to serve as potential distribution centers, and has partnered with community businesses and organizations in several ways.
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Among the local efforts:
•Launched at the Dayton Mall a donation drive to serve several area non-profit organizations. These include For Love of Children, Shoes for the Shoeless, Centerville City Schools, No Child Hungry and the Humane Society of Greater Dayton.
•Announced its Beavercreek mall would serve as a drop-off point for key medical supplies and is accepting 95 masks, surgical masks, disinfecting wipes, isolation gowns, eye protection, hand sanitizer, nitrile gloves and face shields.
That location is also collecting non-perishable food donations for House of Bread in Dayton and school supplies for children being schooled from home in partnership with Crayons to Classrooms.
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