UCC disaster specialist deploys to NYC for COVID-19 relief duty

Ken_Skalitzky_Soc_Med.jpgKen Skalitzky, Disaster Recovery Specialist for UCC Disaster Ministries, has been temporarily assigned to the NYC Office of Emergency Management to assist with the COVID-19 response efforts. 

Skalitzky, of Atlanta, Ga., arrived earlier this month and will be in New York City until about May 20.

He is assisting with the isolation hotel program which, among other things, makes hotel rooms available for healthcare workers who are worried about returning to their families between shifts for fear of exposing them to the virus.

“I am excited to be doing this small thing for those front-line emergency workers who are risking so much” says Skalitzky. He states he is staying safe by always wearing a mask in public and at work, practicing social distancing, and walking to work from his hotel so as to not take public transportation.

He says the experience in New York City has been “eerie because the city has become such a ghost town.”

Skalitzky continues to support UCC Disaster Ministries and the Conference Disaster Coordinators on matters related and unrelated to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Categories: Disaster Updates

Related News

Support for UCC Haiti Appeal aiding quake relief, recovery

The Marie Remarais family in southern Haiti saw their house damaged by the earthquake on August...

Read More

November groundbreaking set for farmworker housing in Immokalee

A safe and storm-resistant place to live and raise a family. That’s been a longtime dream...

Read More

Colorado church becomes ‘firearms recycling center’

It's a “firearms recycling center.”  That’s what the Rev....

Read More