Children donate 92,000 hand sanitizers to Jersey City

If Ruhie Mehendale doesn’t end up in politics, I will be shocked.

She is only 13 years old. Together with his sister Reya who is 9 years old, they have just accomplished something that most adults would not have. They had an idea and made it happen, contacting a friend of their dad’s in Atlanta and telling him about almost 100,000 bottles of hand sanitizer.

The sisters had it shipped here, then worked to distribute it to Jersey City schools and homeless shelters and wherever it could be used. Imagine you were 13 and had the temerity to pick up the phone and call the mayor’s office about a project you were working on.

Listen to this quote from Ruhie.

“I thought that simple disinfection could keep citizens in need safe as the spread of the virus worsens,” she said. “I contacted Mayor Fulop… (and he) fully supported my initiative and put me in touch with the right people who helped me get the job done.”

Who did I “connect” with?

“Fully in favor of my initiative?

Oh this kid will get his job one day. Or any job she wants.

Last year, Ruhie and her little sister Reya had another initiative. They wanted to do something to help the homeless population of Jersey City. They collected 200 goodie bags containing personal hygiene items and threw 100 sandwiches together.

Just another day of being amazing for those little kids in Jersey City who will probably buy and sell us all one day.

The above post reflects the thoughts and observations of Jeff Deminski, host of New Jersey talk show 101.5. All opinions expressed are those of Jeff Deminski.

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