When community members began voicing concerns that over 1,000 seniors throughout Cincinnati and Hamilton County had no way of seeing their friends and family during the health crisis, the city decided to take action, according to WLWT.
Officials partnered with representatives from the United Way of Greater Cincinnati (UWGC) and then contacted national corporate giving initiative TCC Gives for help in finding an answer to the problem.
The answer came in the form of 25 iPads donated by TCC Gives, which were distributed on Monday to 20 retirement homes and nursing facilities in the area.
“TCC Gives is committed to strengthening communities and helping people,” the corporate giving initiative’s website stated.
“Providing technology to connect seniors to their loved ones who they would otherwise have no means to contact speaks volumes about our city.
Proud to partner w/ @TCCgives & @CityofCincy to deliver iPads to ~1,500 local seniors citizens at 20 facilities, so they can now virtually connect to their family/friends during #COVID19 https://t.co/1iKvqGA9Vb#ThankfulThursday #COVID19OhioReady #LiveUnited pic.twitter.com/Mj2MNCH71Y
— United Way Cincy (@UnitedWayGC) March 26, 2020