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Six Degrees of COVID-19 Empathy: Detroit PAL is Checking In to Save Lives

April 14, 2020

One of the worst COVID-19 hot spots in the U.S. is metro Detroit. The virus, which has already claimed 1,600 lives in Michigan, with 26,000 confirmed cases, is disproportionately impacting African Americans.  Why?  A pandemic plays no favorites, seeking victims everywhere.  But its easiest prey are those weakened by health, economic and daily-life challenges of generational poverty. That's why the Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL), that has served at-risk youth and their families for 50 years, launched SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION: CHECKING IN SAVES LIVES -- a web of timely, factual information and help. Rob Jamerson, CEO of Detroit PAL explains the life-saving power of human contact and how YOU CAN HELP!

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