Senator Mensch Recognizes Local Community Members for Efforts to Supply Community with PPE

HARRISBURG – Today (October 19) State Senator Bob Mensch (R-24) recognized several local community members on the Senate floor for their efforts in providing hundreds of masks and gloves for frontline workers in their community.

Master Bong Pil Yang, General Secretary of the 21st Century America-Korea-China Leaders Society enlisted the help of his friends Osang Park, President of NYBEE, Inc.; Jay Sung, President of BOB International, Inc.; and Sung Woong Kim, President of the Korean American Vietnam Veterans Association of Pennsylvania to come together to help procure and provide this PPE to those who needed it most.

“My district, being in the Southeastern part of the Commonwealth, was hit particularly hard in the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic back in the spring. As a result, personal protective equipment was extremely hard to come by,” Mensch said.

“Not only did this equipment help protect those who needed it, but it represented such a heartfelt and genuine act of kindness and community that it was hard not to notice the positivity throughout the communities that these companies served. It is acts like these, and steps taken by this group, that should be at the forefront of our thoughts when we look back at these trying times. People stepped up when they were needed most, and did the right thing asking for nothing in return.”

Pictured left to right is Rep. Steve Malagari (D-53), Senator Bob Mensch (R-24), Jay Sung, Osang Park, Sung Woong Kim, Master Bong Pil Yang, and Rep. Todd Stephens (R-151).

For more information on Senator Mensch’s legislation, visit www.senatormensch.com.  State updates can also be found on Senator Mensch’s Facebook at facebook.com/PASenatorBobMensch/ or Twitter @SenatorMensch.

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CONTACT: Madison Scarfaro mscarfaro@pasen.gov  (215) 541-2388