ABOVE PHOTO: Cephas teamed up with state Rep.-elect Amen Brown and Councilmember Curtis Jones Jr., along with the nonprofit groups, Pull Up Neighbor, the Players Alliance and Philabundance this past Friday at the Parkside Shopping Center to give away more than 500 food boxes as well as free personal protective equipment, including masks and hand sanitizer. (Photos courtesy of Rep. Cephas’ office)
With a record number of COVID-19 cases being reported, State Rep. Morgan Cephas (D-4th Dist.) continues working with local organizations and leaders to secure and connect safety resources to her most vulnerable neighbors.
“The constant uptick in confirmed COVID-19 cases is proof that this virus is still spreading at an alarming rate in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the rest of the country,” Cephas said.
“I have a responsibility to not only protect but provide the people I serve with updated information and the proper materials to help them survive this pandemic. This Community Grab-N-Go event is just another example of how we’re putting the health and well-being of our neighborhoods first.”
Cephas teamed up with State Rep-elect Amen Brown (D-190th Dist.) and Councilmember Curtis Jones Jr. (D-4th Dist.), along with the nonprofit groups, Pull Up Neighbor, the Players Alliance and Philabundance this past Friday at the Parkside Shopping Center to give away more than 500 food boxes as well as free personal protective equipment, including masks and hand sanitizer.
“Since the beginning of this health crisis, my office staff and I have been fortunate to have community partners who share our passion for public service. This event would not have been possible without all of the players involved,” Cephas explained.
“Moving forward, I will keep instilling in my constituents the importance of heeding the advice of medical experts and following CDC guidelines, including mask wearing, social distancing and washing hands frequently, to flatten the curve, all in an effort to get us back to the normal we once knew.”
Cephas added the group also donated baseball gear to the local West Mill Creek Panthers.
Just last month, Cephas teamed up with Independence Blue Cross right before Thanksgiving to distribute more than 250 free turkeys, as well as reusable masks and hand sanitizer to West Philadelphia residents in need, with a majority of recipients being seniors.