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WBUR: Lynn Jolicoeur and Lisa Mullins

“For the first few weeks of the outbreak, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program tested only people who showed symptoms. A dozen tested positive. There weren’t enough test kits from the state to check everyone else.”

 

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WBZ; Lisa Hughes

But it’s not only the big medical institutions that are receiving support. Project Do Something Boston is also getting a supply to share with Boston Health Care for the Homeless. “They’re the people who are out there on the front lines screening and treating our homeless friends,” said Robert Morgan from Project Do Something.

 

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Wicked Local Burlington: Judy Wasserman

HELPIS, founded in 2012 by Burlington resident Joyce Deliyiannis to promote and encourage kind and charitable deeds, is also seeing increased need. Board member Karen Meyers said “There are significantly more requests for food, diapers, wipes, and baby formula,” and many requests from medical facilities for masks, gloves and other safety equipment.

 

Meyers said they recently delivered hundreds of boxes of medical supplies, toilet paper, paper towels, and snacks to Boston Health Care for the Homeless.

 

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NESN: Marc DiBenedetto

The couple donated to the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. This act of kindness earned Jackie and Erin VA Hero of the Week honors, proudly presented by VA Healthcare.

 

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WGBH: Marilyn Schairer

All patients at the facility have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Mayor Marty Walsh’s office. The field hospital is a collaboration with the offices of Mayor Marty Walsh and Governor Charlie Baker, and Partners HealthCare, Ascension and Boston Health Care for the Homeless."

 

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Felicia Gans; Boston Globe

The facility will be managed by city and state leaders, as well as Partners HealthCare and Boston Health Care for the Homeless.

 

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Natalie Colarossi; Business Insider

“In Boston, physicians set up a military-style tent hospital in an empty parking lot in order to provide a place for homeless people to quarantine and receive care.”

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FOX 57; Mike Uva

The Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program released a video of Bradley Jr. and his wife offering their support for the frontline workers during this pandemic.

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NBC Sports Boston; Patrick Dunne

Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. and his wife Erin have donated to the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program throughout their seven-year stay in Boston and have again as the coronavirus crisis continues. Watch more here!

 

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Boston Herald; Jason Mastrodonato

So Bradley called up Alyssa Brassil, the director of the annual fund at the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, and asked what she could do.

“They have been so generous,” Brassil said.

The Bradleys have donated often to the program, and made another donation during the pandemic. Brassil informed them of some more specific major needs of the homeless population during the current crisis.

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