Cleveland community group checks-in with, assists Ohio's most vulnerable during COVID-19 pandemic

Posted at 10:29 PM, Apr 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-05 22:29:49-04

CLEVELAND — With social distancing, the new norm and the COVID-19 pandemic developing more each day, some of Ohio’s most vulnerable residents need a little extra help. That’s what a Cleveland community group is trying to do.

New Era Cleveland is a group of people who check on seniors and other vulnerable people in their community, making sure they have what they need to make it through these trying times.

"I would say some people feel forgotten or anxious or left out, so we're doing this to make sure people know that there are people out here that care about them, and we have an obligation to take care of one another," said Antoine Tolbert of New Era Cleveland.

The group gives out groceries to those in need, including seniors who can’t get out and parents who don’t have transportation to get to the store.

New Era has chapters all over the country and wants to make their actions a more common occurrence.

The Cleveland chapter said it will continue to do the check-ins and give back where it can, but strongly encourages city leaders to do their part as well.

To learn more about New Era Cleveland, click here.

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