BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston's Office of Neighborhood Services has started distributing 20,000 COVID-19 Care Kits to help the city's residents stay safe during the pandemic.
According to Mayor Marty Walsh's office, 130 volunteers from 25 City departments put together the kits. Each one contains a face mask, hand sanitizer, antibacterial wipes, gloves, soap and a booklet with information about the virus and local resources.
The city's Care Kits will be distributed throughout the coming week to various community outreach partners, meal sites, and testing sites in Boston neighborhoods hit hardest by the pandemic.
"We're proud to make available these community care kits in areas that need them the most - places that our Health Inequities Task Force has identified as having the greatest need right now," said Mayor Walsh.
"By making these resources and information available, it's our hope that we are further informing people on how they can protect themselves, their families and their communities, and letting them know that the City of Boston is here to help them."
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