IMG_68031.jpgCHICAGO – With the outbreak of COVID-19, many have been struggling to obtain the food, sanitary products and protective equipment needed to stay well and fight the virus. This is especially true for people over the age of 60, as they are more vulnerable to the dangers of the pandemic.

“I’ve been worried about these seniors,” Reverend Robin Hood said, Senior Liaison for the 5th District. Since the virus started, he’s been active in caring for the seniors, doing everything from assisting with grocery runs to buying them supplies.

When Senator Patricia Van Pelt was made aware of how COVID-19 was impacting the seniors in her community, she purchased 10,000 pairs of gloves and masks, which were distributed to the seniors of Albany Terrace on the city’s west side yesterday.

“I hope with Senator Van Pelt’s donations, others will be inspired to give, too, because they really are in need,” Reverend Hood said.IMG_68061.jpg

Albany Terrace marks the first visit out of 15 senior homes in her district.

“One of the things that has encouraged me during these times is seeing how people are loving and supporting one another,” Van Pelt said. “Let’s continue to do so by protecting the lives of those who gave life to us. Seniors are a treasure, and they should be treated with the utmost respect and dignity.”

Senator Van Pelt’s office is accepting masks, gloves, food, sanitizer, and cases of water. If you are interested in donating supplies, you can call her district office at 312-888-9191 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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