The COVID-19 situation in Los Angeles continues to worsen by the day. In fact, experts say the human disaster unfolding in LA will continue to decline rapidly. Our hearts go out to everyone in the Los Angeles area in the midst of this horrible situation.
The Millions of Masks for Children team is working hard to get more than one million masks to kids in the LA region within the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, we are glad that we were able to partner with the FLTR team, who donated both the hand sanitizer and shipping expenses, to deliver nearly 400,000 bottles of child-size hand sanitizer to the American Red Cross for their recent Safety Kit Build Day at their headquarters in downtown Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joined the American Red Cross volunteers and their partners at the California Community Foundation to help build 20,000 safety supply kits stuffed with masks, our donated bottles of hand sanitizer, first aid kits, helpful safety tips and other essential items to give to people in communities that are the most vulnerable to COVID-19.
These safety kits are part of a rapid-response operation to focus resources on Los Angeles’ most vulnerable communities, including Westlake, Pico Union, East LA and Compton.
In addition, the Millions of Masks for Children team delivered FLTR’s additional donation of 64,800 bottles of hand sanitizer to senior and homeless centers in LA.
Thanks again to our amazing partner FLTR for their generous donation of a total of nearly 465,000 bottles of hand sanitizer and the shipping expenses to LA!
As Mayor Garcetti says in this video, “Remember wear your mask when you’re outside and inside when somebody has been infected. Make sure to keep your distance and wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and we will get through this together.”