University of Lynchburg lacrosse team assembles 5,000 COVID safety kits for the community


LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Members of the University of Lynchburg lacrosse team spent Tuesday afternoon giving back to the community.

The student-athletes assembled 5,000 supply bags to give out to the community on Tuesday, Sept. 29. The bags have items like hand sanitizer, masks, and informational pamphlets about the coronavirus.

The team normally volunteers with Lynchburg’s Ten Miler, which was canceled this year due to the pandemic.

“I think it’s important for all of the community to be safe,” said junior Tyler Kuni, “and since we have a lot of man power, we can help out by creating things, like small bags for people that have the resources to stay safe and try to avoid COVID.”

This is part of the City of Lynchburg’s Lynchburg Cares COVID relief group’s partnership with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management and the Health Equity Working Group’s Health Equity Pilot Program.

The bags will be distributed at community events on Saturday, October 17 in Miller Park from 10-2 p.m. and again at the Jubilee Family Center on Saturday, October 24 (time TBD).

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