A non-profit organisation donated dozens of so-called “COVID-19 Street Survival Kits” to the most vulnerable New Yorkers during a charity event held in Manhattan’s Union Square on Monday.
The ‘Interactive America, Inc.’ distributed the kits, which reportedly included a broad range of products, from personal protection equipment (PPE) and first aid supplies to flashlights and duct tape, in an effort to help people during the pandemic.
“So, what we do is, when we run into a veteran or elderly person or children, we give them free survival kits, COVID-19 survival kits,” said on of the activists, adding that these groups of people can’t afford the “vital stuff” so it’s better to give these things to them for free.
The US has faced a shortage of PPE and sanitary products due to the coronavirus outbreak.
According to Johns Hopkins University, the country has registered around 784,599 coronavirus cases with 42,138 deaths.