West-Central Independent Living Solutions was able to create 600 PPE porch packages to share with their consumers in Benton, Henry, Johnson, Lafayette, Pettis, and Saline counties thanks in large part to donations from Kansas City partners.

Executive Director Deb Hobson says, “We are so happy to be able to partner with these outstanding organizations and deliver such valuable supplies. This is just another way WILS can empower people with disabilities to live independently.”

WILS staff donned masks to package and deliver PPE hygiene kits that included re-usable cloth masks from Rightfully Sewn, hand sanitizer from J. Rieger, toiletry items including essentials for handwashing from Heart to Heart International, and a personalized note from WILS for each consumer.  These packages contained items that provide critical protection to those that are most at risk to COVID-19. The kits will provide support to individuals with disabilities to maintain their independence by allowing them to more safely return to active participation in their communities.

Jennifer, a kit recipient, said, “I had no more masks. I am so thankful!” WILS consumers expressed a wide range of emotional responses to receiving the kits. Most were surprised, some were thrilled, but above all, they were grateful. Hannah said, “I almost cried, it was perfect for me, Prayers to all of you and thank you, thank you, thank you!”

 

The information in this article was provided by Amy Jenkins, Director of Marketing at West-Central Independent Living Solutions .