McClinton, Williams team up with Aetna to deliver PPE to help protect older Pennsylvanians from COVID-19
State Rep. Joanna McClinton teamed up with state Sen. Anthony Williams and Aetna to deliver self-care kits aimed at keeping seniors in Southwest Philadelphia safe from the COVID-19 virus.
McClinton helped drop-off personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, along with hand sanitizer and thermometers Tuesday to 65 residents at Paschall Senior Apartments, which is an independent senior living facility.
"This coronavirus continues putting the lives of our most vulnerable populations at risk, and we have a responsibility to connect our wisest neighbors with the care and tools they need to make it through this health crisis safely," said McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware. "These materials will go a long way in helping older Pennsylvanians protect themselves, loved ones and others around them."
65 additional kits were also distributed at the Hardy Williams Veterans Housing Center.
"This kind of collaborative effort is critical in acquiring resources, providing relief and moving our communities past this pandemic," McClinton said.
McClinton recently joined House Democratic Whip Jordan Harris and other colleagues to secure 100,000 face masks for front-line workers in Philadelphia. McClinton also worked with officials in Taiwan last month to provide PPE for the Black Doctor's Consortium to aid in its efforts to conduct free COVID-19 testing in communities of color.