Two New Jersey teens are helping medical teams and affected small businesses amidst the COVID-19 crisis.
Since the news about the coronavirus broke out, many people have been affected. Many small businesses have been forced to close down. As a result, employees’ daily wages have stopped. Many are left struggling to provide food for their families.
Medical teams have been sent to the front lines to treat people infected by the virus. They are risking their own lives for the safety of the general public.
With the difficult situation, people who are able to are reaching out to help those who have been affected. These two New Jersey teens are an example of those helping their community during this crisis.
New Jersey Teens
Drew Paglia, 16, and Heather Paglia, 13, are taking matters in their own hands to help people in need during this global pandemic. They are helping out small businesses by purchasing food and gift cards to deliver to people affected the most.
Patients are being given gift cards upon being released from the hospital. By doing this, recovering patients have food to eat when they return home.
The beneficiaries of this campaign are the medical teams, the COVID-19 patients, and the elderly. Because of these siblings’ efforts, businesses were able to rehire restaurant workers for their take-out services.
The New Jersey teens set-up a GoFundMe page to help the campaign. So far, they have managed to raise $3,000 of their $20,000 goal.
“We need YOUR help so we can continue to help our ‘Heroes On The Front Lines,’” they wrote in their crowdfunding page. “Your donation goes towards helping first responders, healthcare workers, senior citizens, and small businesses EVERYWHERE during this stressful and difficult time.”
Reference: Good News Network