The Community Education Group has begun distribution of 2,000 COVID-19 relief kits in West Virginia through 18 distribution partners through free and community clinics to low-income, uninsured or underinsured individuals.
CEG’s staff, along with Milan Puskar Health Right and its clients, put together these backpacks Monday, filling them with reusable masks, hand sanitizer, educational materials, a state resource guide, promotional CEG stickers and gift cards to Kroger for the purchase of water or other needs.
“When the COVID-19 pandemic hit West Virginia, one of the first things we were told to do was to wash our hands,” said CEG founder and Executive Director A. Toni Young. “Some of the clients our distribution partners serve may be experiencing homelessness or not have running water, leaving them particularly vulnerable to transmission. We felt called to do something.”
CEG received partial funding for the contents of these relief kits thanks to donations from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (www.aidshealth.org), the Community Access National Network (www.tiicann.org) and ViiV Healthcare (www.viivhealthcare.com).
Community Education Group (CEG) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization working to eliminate disparities in health outcomes and improve public health in disadvantaged populations and underserved communities.