Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-16th District) provides hand sanitizer and protective face masks to local community organizations

Pictured are Jiqing Zhu and members of the Gunangxi Association presenting certificates to Senator Stavisky and Minwen Yang

On Friday, August 21st, Senator Toby Ann Stavisky invited representatives from more than a half dozen community organizations to her district office to pick up hand sanitizer and protective face masks. These safety tools will be distributed to their staff 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,” says Senator Stavisky. “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.”

“Our community is grateful to have Senator Stavisky representing us. She is someone who is always there and supports our neighborhoods”, said Frank Li, President of the Shanxi Association. “We thank Senator Stavisky for inviting all the Associations to receive free supplies and providing masks and sanitizer to keep us all safe.”

Senator Stavisky and her Office Manager, Minwen Yang, were also presented certificates of appreciation for their assistance during the Covid pandemic by the President of the Guangxi Association Mr. Jiqing Zhu.

Senator Stavisky was able to provide 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.

Throughout the pandemic, Senator 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.