FAMILY & PARENTING

Triplet Teens Make Homemade Sanitation Safety Kits To Help The Homeless

by Karen Belz
Karen Belz has written for sites such as Bustle, HelloGiggles, Romper, and So Yummy. She's the mom of a sassy toddler and drinks an alarming amount of Sugar-Free Red Bull in order to keep up with her.

While many of us are still patiently awaiting news of a vaccine, plenty of teens across the nation are finding new ways to control the spread of the virus.

At this point, all of us know that handwashing and wearing masks are a great way to try to stay safe. But what about the people who don’t have access to supplies?

In times like these, it’s more important than ever to protect the homeless community. While the homeless do have access to some resources, it’s always a good idea to make sure their supplies don’t run out. That’s why three triplets from California felt the need to create safety kits for them.

Jared, Jacob, and Josiah Joseph are only 14 but have made quite an impact in their community in Cerritos. The safety kits they dreamed up contain face masks and gloves. Sanitizer wipes and water are also included in the bags. It’s a great start in helping others. Also, they’re doing it from the safety of their own home.

All of this was made possible with a small loan. The brothers reportedly took out a $120 loan to help create and disperse their kits. They were inspired to help out after losing a local firefighter to the virus. It made them realize that they could take action and help save the lives of others.

“Thank you to the Joseph triplets for going above and beyond to help others,” the Los Angeles County Fire Department said in a Facebook post, per the Press-Telegram. “You are an inspiration to us all.”

Watch the video to learn more about these young activists.

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