BAYSIDE, QUEENS — Two local businesses are lending Queens NYPD officers a clean hand, thanks to a donation of 5,000 small bottles of hand sanitizers that went out to seven police precincts across the borough.
King’s Action Group general manager Nancy Jia and Kari-Out Co. general manager David Chan distributed the hand sanitizer Thursday to the NYPD's precincts in Forest Hills, Bayside and Flushing, among others.
The donations stemmed from a request by U.S. Rep. Grace Meng and City Council Member Peter Koo for community members to support efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.
"The coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on our city and nation, and this donation of supplies will be a welcome help in our efforts to combat it," Meng said in a statement.
The businesses are among a growing list of groups, such as the Asian-American physician association CAIPA, that have donated supplies to hospitals and others in need in northeast Queens, according to a spokesperson for Koo.
"We thank these businesses for stepping up during this difficult time to ensure our local police have the resources they need to keep themselves and our community safe," Koo said.