By Zack Tawatari | Spectrum News | April 24, 2020
The COVID-19 crisis has turned essentials into commodities.
Autumn Strier sees this trend firsthand. She’s the CEO of Miracles for Kids in Irvine, a West Coast nonprofit that provides financial aid, subsidized housing, food and basic needs to low-income families with critically-ill children.
“Imagine being a family that’s living at $22,000 a year or below. You have two or three kids at home, no one has a job because almost half of our families have already lost their jobs. And you have a child who’s sick,” Strier said.
She and her team are putting together their Spring Basket Drive, baskets filled with essentials that have become exceedingly hard to find. But the coronavirus has forced them to do the drive remotely, with families around SoCal picking up or having one of the 300+ baskets delivered.
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