Senator Toby Ann Stavisky distributed face masks and large bottles of hand sanitizers to representatives from more than a half-dozen community organizations at her Flushing district office on Aug. 21.
Stavisky provided supplies to the Wen Chou Association, the New York Northeastern Chinese Association, the Malaysian United Group, the Shaanxi Association, the Guangxi Youth Alumni Association, the Guizhou-USA Business Association and the Hunan Benevolent Association of America.
The personal protective equipment will be distributed to the organization’s members, volunteers, as well as local businesses and other groups to help them continue to navigate the COVID-19 health crisis.
“I want to thank all of the organizations who came through our doors,” Stavisky said. “These are the groups that are helping to rebuild our community and breathe new life into our neighborhoods following the brunt of COVID-19. I am proud to be able to provide them with this personal protective equipment, so as we reopen our local businesses and restart our lives, we can do so safely and responsibly.”
Frank Li, president of the Shanxi Association, thanked Stavisky for inviting all of the organizations to receive free supplies to keep them safe.
“Our community is grateful to have Senator Stavisky representing us. She is someone who is always there and supports our neighborhoods,” Li said.
Stavisky and her Office Manager, Minwen Yang, were also presented certificates of appreciation for their assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic by Jiqing Zhu, president of the Guangxi Association.
Throughout the pandemic, Stavisky has been able to secure and distribute more than 50 gallons of hand sanitizer, and more than 10,000 face masks within the community.