Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Assemblyman David Buchwald distributed containers of hand sanitizer this past week to the Maryknoll Sisters of Saint Dominic and to Caring for the Hungry and Homeless of Peekskill (CHHOP).
Both of these organizations are dedicated to serving those in need the Maryknoll Sisters work to help the poor and marginalized throughout the world, and CHHOP operates both a homeless shelter and a food pantry in Peekskill. When both institutions indicated that they needed hand sanitizer, Galef and Buchwald made sure to get them the supplies necessary to keep their residents and staff safe.
Assemblywoman Galef said, We all need to assure that we keep up good hygiene, especially in spaces where many people are congregated together. Both Maryknoll and CHHOP have residents living in close quarters, and it was important to me that I do all that I can to ensure they have all the materials they need to keep their residents healthy.
Assemblyman David Buchwald said, Providing the Maryknoll Sisters and the volunteers, staff and the people who rely on CHOPP at Caring for the Hungry and Homeless of Peekskill (CHHOP) with hand sanitizer helps keep them safe and lets them know we appreciate their ongoing efforts and value their contribution to the community both locally and globally.
New York State began producing its own hand sanitizer after reports of price gouging and supply shortages at the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis. The state distributes this product to those in need free of charge.