Community Education Group Distributes 2,000 COVID-19 Relief Kits Across West Virginia

18 Partners to Aid in Distribution

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV (October 20, 2020) – The Community Education Group has begun distribution of 2,000 COVID-19 Relief Kits in West Virginia through 18 distribution partners.

CEG’s staff, along with Milan Puskar Health Right and its clients, put together these backpacks on October 19, filling them with reusable masks, hand sanitizer, educational materials, a state resource guide, promotional CEG stickers, and gift cards to Kroger for the purchase of water or other needs.

“When the COVID-19 pandemic hit West Virginia, one of the first things we were told to do was to wash our hands,” said CEG Founder and Executive Director, A. Toni Young. “Some of the clients our distribution partners serve may be experiencing homelessness or not have running water, leaving them particularly vulnerable to transmission. We felt called to do something.”

CEG received partial funding for the contents of these Relief Kits thanks to generous donations from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (, the Community Access National Network (, and ViiV Healthcare (

CEG’s distribution partners include the following organizations:

Community Education Group (CEG) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization working to eliminate disparities in health outcomes and improve public health in disadvantaged populations and underserved communities.

COVID-19 Relief Package Distribution to Begin in October 2020

Image with organization logos arranged in a circle. The organizations included are:

Community Education Group
Harmony House
Good Samaritan
MP Health Right
Southwestern Community Action Council, Inc.
Community Action of South Eastern Wast Virginia
Covenant House
Change, Inc.
and the Greater Wheeling Coalition for the Homeless

#CEGInWV has partnered with 18 organizations across West Virginia to distribute 2,000 COVID-19 Relief Packages.

These packages will include a backpack filled with hand sanitizer, face masks, an educational infographic and resource guide, and a $5 Kroger gift card to purchase water.

The call for supplies was so great, we had to quadruple our initial order of 500 backpacks and 1,000 masks, request an additional 1,500 backpacks and 3,000 masks.

Because of the need for more supplies, we are currently awaiting that second order of backpacks and masks.

Distribution will begin in October 2020.

In just two weeks, we secured an unprecedented 18 distribution partners for our COVID-19 Relief Packages.

You can find a list of our distribution partners, below, as well as links to their respective websites.