SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - For the past three decades, Shreveport Green’s mission has been to foster a healthier, cleaner and more sustainable environment.
Now, with the threat of the novel coronavirus lingering, the agency is working to protect the public from COVID-19. From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday morning, the agency will be passing out COVID-19 supply kits.
“We are always pushing for clean air, clean water, recycling...anything we can do to help the environment,” said Casaundra Calloway, who is the neighborhood and education program director for Shreveport Green. “This is another type of pollution for our bodies, we have to fight it together.”
The kits, which are being distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, will be given to members of the public at St. Mary Medical Center, located at 915 Margaret Place.
“My biggest concern is the virus has gone on so long, I don’t want people to get relaxed...We want them to stay vigilant,” Calloway added. " We want them to stay determined to beat this thing, but doing what they can by social distancing, wearing their mask and using lots of disinfectant."
Each kit contains disposable masks, gloves, disinfectant spray, as well as trustworthy information on the effects of COVID-19.
Shreveport Green representatives state the kits will be passed out in a ‘drive-thru’ manner, so the public will not have to exit the vehicle.