As cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant continue to rise in parts of the country, a group in Los Angeles is doing more than its part to fight the deadly virus.
Making a difference for South Pasadenans is the Los Angeles Elite Lions Club, which provided over 60 boxes of hand sanitizers and disinfectant wipes which have been distributed to various locations locally, some of which include the town hall, library, senior center, recreation services, donation bank to the Holy Family Catholic Church (along with other donor banks) and the South Pasadena Police Department.
The Delta variant continues to change the California coronavirus landscape. US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows new research that even fully immune people can contract the strain and pass it on to others. The resurgence of coronavirus cases in LA County has seen a slight increase, fueled by the Delta variant, which is deemed highly contagious.
Members of the LA Elite Lions Club, including some of its board of directors, were recognized at the start of South Pasadena City Council last week for making a major donation and effort to protect the public.
âThis is the biggest donation of personal protective equipment (PPE) to our city, coming from my friends in the Chinese-American business community across the San Gabriel Valley,â said the mayor of South Pasadena, Pro Tem Michael Cacciotti.
Sandra Tung, with whom Cacciotti has visited China four times, coordinated the donation effort with Kaiser Mo and members of the Los Angeles Elite Lions Club. Mo is the president of the Lions Club International GLT and Yaming Chen is the president of the LA Elite Lions Club.
Cacciotti and two staff from the South Pasadena Police Department recently visited a warehouse in the Alhambra, where they loaded a large amount of PPE into the cargo department of a Ford pickup and returned in town ready to distribute the items in town.
âWe couldn’t pack anymore,â Cacciotti said, eyeing the full capacity of the pickup. âWe have tons of them. We are very grateful to receive this generous gift. We will be able to get these items into the hands of our seniors, those who are not housed, and all who need them. “