CARES package

Helping Millin residents combat COVID

Bernice Joseph, left, received a case of water and other items at her room Friday at the Lucinda Millin Home for the Aged on St. Thomas courtesy of the Virgin Islands Housing Authority. The Authority is distributing aid packages to more than 2,600 families at public housing communities on St. Thomas and St. Croix. Funds for the packages come from a U.S. Housing and Urban Development coronavirus relief grant to help communities combat the virus and alleviate economic hardship.

“For someone living on a disability check, these items are a big help,” Joseph said of the face masks, Clorox and other items.