State Senator James Sanders Jr. gave away free masks, hand sanitizer, face shields and educational materials at the Richmond Hill Triangle, located on 133rd Street and Liberty Avenue in Richmond Hill on Saturday, January 9, 2021. This is part of Senator Sanders' continuing efforts to combat the pandemic in his district. He will continue to distribute PPE in areas of the district that have shown increases in coronavirus cases.
"It is important that I continue to meet the needs of my constituents, whom I refer to as my bosses, because they elected me as their representative and it is my responsibility to serve them," Sanders said. "We are fighting a terrible pandemic and the numbers of COVID cases in Richmond Hill are increasing so it is imperative that everyone has the masks, sanitizer and supplies they need to protect themselves. This is about saving lives."
The event was co-sponsored by Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, District Leader Richard David, and Test & Trace Corps I Health & Hospitals, in partnership with the Richmond Hill Economic Development Council, and the Richmond Hill / South Ozone Park Lions Club, with support from Sybil's Bakery and Restaurant and the NYPD 106th Precinct.