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Chico woman making cleaning supply kits for the homeless

one northern california woman is sending out a social media call to help an at risk group during the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted: Apr 9, 2020 4:12 PM
Updated: Apr 9, 2020 4:14 PM

CHICO, Calif. - One Northern California woman is sending out a social media call to help an at-risk group during the coronavirus pandemic.

Addison Bedford is hard at work making supply kits for the homeless.

"These kits are going to have a toothbrush, toothpaste, a bar of soap and a bandana," Bedford said.

She got the idea from her aunt in Illinois.

"She reached out to me and said, hey I'm doing this project here with my neighborhood you should help us with social media," Bedford said.

And she did.

"They can't quarantine so that's really going to be where coronavirus can strike the easiest," Bedford said.

While Bedford is hard at work making those bags she also includes fliers with information on how to protect yourself during the pandemic the info comes from the CDC.

Bedford says these kits will not only help the homeless but everyone else too.

"You need to think these people need to use facilities as well. That same public bathroom or that same-store they went there as well. If they have the virus you're going to get it too," Bedford said.

She's doing all this while still a student at Chico State.

"Keeping up with classwork and switching to online is a little rough," Bedford said.

But she's pushing through and determined to help.

"We want to make as many as we can," Bedford said.

Bedford says everyone putting these bags together is wearing gloves and a mask to prevent contamination.

Bedford plans to give out the kits to Torres shelter this week.

If you would like to donate toiletries to Bedford's cause, email her at

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