BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) – A local health organization is continuing to provide equitable opportunities for some of those who were hit hardest by the pandemic.
East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) has already played a critical role in helping low-income families during the pandemic. As a continuation of this mission, the organization handed out more than 2,700 free at-home Covid-19 test kits to patients and community members at their Community Resources & Wellness Center on Meridian Street on Wednesday.
Steven Snyder, vice president of human resources, said this effort gives everyone the opportunity to know if they are at risk of the virus as the holiday season progresses.
“Our focus throughout the pandemic has been on equity,” he said. “The towns we serve – Chelsea, Revere, East Boston – were hit the hardest by the pandemic.”
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EBNHC has worked closely with the City of Boston over the last two years to help run numerous Covid-19 testing and vaccination sites. As a result, EBNHC administered over 100,000 doses of the vaccine.
“These are people who live in close quarters and in large numbers, so we believe it’s the right thing to do,” Snyder continued. “That’s going to continue to be our focus as long as the pandemic lasts.”
The center also distributed coats and toys along with the test kits.
WBZ’s Carl Stevens (@carlwbz) was there: