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#3Heroes: Volunteers surprise Ohio City senior citizens with care packages

Now that they've given out gift bags with food, health items and art supplies, group is now planning to launch a mask-making effort

CLEVELAND — Neighbors are helping neighbors in Cleveland’s Ohio City area, where a grassroots effort to provide care packages for senior citizens living in Riverview Terrace quickly gained steam.

In just a few days, a group of volunteers collected more than $4,000 via the ioby crowdfunding platform to purchase items such as non-perishable foods, health necessities and even crossword puzzles and art supplies, to help Riverview's seniors to stay safe at home.  

The bags of gifts were delivered to residents on Tuesday, April 21, and organizers of the Riverview relief effort have already launched a new effort.

Adding a new stretch goal to their ioby fundraiser, they are now seeking an additional $1,500 to purchase supplies to make reusable masks for the Riverview residents. 

For more information, go to https://ioby.org/project/ohio-city-riverview-care-package