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Face Mask and Hand Sanitizer Giveaway at the Betances Houses in Mott Haven

Posted on June 12, 2020 by  |  Share

By Alex Mitchell

This article originally appeared in the Bronx Times

A large facemask and hand sanitizer giveaway took place at Betances Houses in Mott Haven over the past few days.

The supplies, which were donated by Catholic Charities of the Archdioceses of New York and RDC Development were offered to all tenants of the 39-building, 1,088-unit apartment complex, according to organizers.

Distribution took place over three days at various times throughout different parts of the housing complex as a way of maintaining social distancing, the organizers also noted.

Tenants additionally received information about local food pantries, interim recertification, the 2020 census, job and unemployment assistance, SNAP applications, testing centers for COVID-19, and how to sign up for Homebase assistance.

Catholic Charities is responding to the needs of our neighbors during the 
COVID-19 pandemic.

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