My Block, My Hood, My City Delivers Care Package to Seniors

My Block, My Hood, My City delivers care packages to seniors for COVID-19 prevention

By Yilin Xie
Medill Reports

What can you do to help your neighborhood prevent the spread of the coronavirus? Jahmal Cole, the CEO and founder of My Block, My Hood, My City, said, “Let’s take direct action.”

My Block, My Hood, My City, a Chicago based community organization, contacted Senior Viral Response to deliver free care packages to seniors and people with disabilities. “We are giving out hand sanitizers, soap and vitamin C pills,” Cole said.

Stores in Chicago report short supplies of hand sanitizer, but Cole and his team have been able to gather contributions from small convenient stores, corporations and people’s donations.

My Block, My Hood, My City will continue the delivery as long as they have enough supplies. If you want to donate or request a care package, please visit Senior Viral Response’s website for more information.

Photo at top: Jahmal Cole, the founder of My Block, My Hood, My City, delivers a care package to an applicant who takes care of seniors at home.(Yilin Xie/MEDILL)