BP Adams delivers PPE to Bed-Stuy Volunteer Corps

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, statistics have shown underserved communities and people of color have been more significantly impacted.

News 12 Staff

Apr 25, 2020, 9:04 PM

Updated 1,487 days ago

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Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, statistics have shown underserved communities and people of color have been more significantly impacted.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adamsand Councilmember Robert Cornegy made PPE deliveries Saturday to help address the issue.

Workers with the Bed-Stuy Volunteer Corps got a delivery of PPE to help protect them from the coronavirus.
They also received 500 masks to be handed out to the public.
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Borough President Adams says they chose this location as a way of shinning a light on what they say are racial disparities during this crisis. City data shows a growing number of people of color have higher number of cases and deaths.
The borough president says Brooklyn leads the city with the highest number of cases, with more than 16,000. Kings County also has more deaths than any other county in the United States.

Of that number, city data shows 34% are Hispanic and 28% are black.
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Local leaders are calling for more diversity in COVID-19 recovery initiatives to prevent the loss of more lives.

Bed-Stuy Volunteer Corps is just one of five locations where the they were dropping off PPE.

The borough president says they have more than 50,000 masks still available that they plan to distribute those most affected.


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