Compton, CA–Governor Gavin Newsom deployed the National Guard to assist with food distribution Friday evening, however, communities and organizations are also banding together to help the most vulnerable during the coronavirus pandemic.
Ombudsman International is helping residents from the cities of Compton, Carson, Lynwood, Paramount and Bellflower and in the Mid-Cities area of Los Angeles.
“We have food, water and juices for our senior citizens and our veterans,” said Bishop L. J. Guillory, Ombudsman General.
Guillory also revealed that Dr. Eugene Allen, M.D.of the Dusk to Dawn centers have set up tents in the parking lot of his facilities for prescreening of the COVID 19 virus.
At least one person is said to have tested positive with the coronavirus from these screenings.
“Many of the emergency rooms have told the public they didn’t want them coming to the emergency room if they felt like they had symptoms. They want people to self quarantine themselves which has put our state in a panic.”