Thursday, April 23 at Cleveland Clinic’s Langston Hughes Center, more than 250 invited residents from Cleveland’s Ward 6 received donated supplies and food that are much needed as residents face economic hardships brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cleveland Ward 6 Councilman Blaine Griffin, volunteers from Cleveland Clinic, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation distributed the donated goods as well as delivered some to homebound senior residents.
Meijer donated 4,000 lbs. of essential supplies, such as toiletries, paper towels, anti-bacterial wipes and soap. In addition, through a Cleveland Clinic grant, the Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation contributed food staples and other goods. Cleveland Clinic also handed out 300 cloth masks and COVID-19 educational materials.
Since Cleveland Clinic’s COVID-19 Response Campaign launched last month, we have received commitments from more than 100 companies for 1.5 million gloves, 340,000 PPE masks, 240,000 face shields and 10,000 cloth masks. In addition, individuals, foundations and corporations have given more than $5.5 million to date for caregiver support and research.