EBNHC Gets Donations from Local Business Owner as Well as Resident

The staff at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center have been on the frontlines since the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread across the city, country and globe.

To thank the staff of doctors, nurses and administrators for this hard and stressful work during these trying times, donations have been pouring in from all corners of the neighborhood as well as the neighboring cities and towns that the Health Center serves.

First United Brokers Real Estate Sales Agent Juan Lopera donated 300 burritos from BOLOCO to the staff at the Health Center that has been working round the clock to ensure the safety of the community from this pandemic. Lopera’s sister, as well as a few of his close friends, are staff members at the Health Center.

“Thanks to the generosity of a local Real Estate Agent with United Brokers; Juan Lopera our staff received 300 hot delicious burritos,” said EBNHC’s Michelle Hagerty. “When asked why the donation to us, Juan shared that his sister works with us here at EBNHC as well as a few friends.  His act of kindness fed so many staff persons that day. It made a difference to have a hot meal when so many staff are finding it hard to get away from the work area to get their own lunches these days.”

Lopera said his donation was a, “Small thing compared to what the staff at the Health Center are doing. I am grateful and thankful for them being in front of this battle.”

Lopera delivered the BOLOCO Burritos along with John Pepper, co-founder of BOLOCO.

Next, Eastie resident Naveed Heravi donated 1,000 surgical masks and around 599 latex gloves to the staff at the Health Center.

“My good friend Naveed Heravi and I donated 1000 surgical masks and almost 500 latex gloves to the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, which will support the brave healthcare workers on the front lines fighting COVID-19,” said Rep. Adrian Madaro. “If you have personal protective equipment (PPE) or other goods you want to donate to support COVID-19 response efforts, please visit https://www.mass.gov/forms/covid-19-donation-program. If you want to volunteer to assist in response efforts, please visit https://masstech.org/M-ERT. As we work to address shortages, every little bit helps.”

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