HOLLYWOOD—Flatten The Curve, a non-profit organization founded by Adam Rider is allowing FTC members and volunteers to deliver essential supplies and goods to the homes of individuals and their families who are currently infected and or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
Items include, “masks, gloves, disinfectant tools (disinfectant sprays, wipes, single use paper towels) and non-perishable foods to infected individuals in the Greater Los Angeles area and surrounding counties,” as stated on the organization’s website.
Assistance from FTC is not limited to those who are infected or in self-quarantine. The team ensures that essential workers like first responders and medical personnel have enough personal protective equipment.
In a Saturday Night Spotlight Twitter post from Los Angeles Councilmember Paul Koretz, who represents the 5th District, Koretz said, “Adam Rider, Founder of Flatten the Curve NGO, has secured thousands of gallons of disinfectant and disinfectant towels and delivered them to local LAPD divisions and LAFD firehouses. Adam, you are an exemplary example of the Angeleno spirit! Thank you!”
Rider established a “total Coronavirus health assistance,” covering himself from head to toe before he goes into the homes of people infected with the virus.
In an interview with Canyon News, Adam Rider stated:
“I set up their oxygen tanks and educated them on how to use pulse oximeters. I also have doctors within my organization and through video-calls I set up a Telehealth appointment. I am in the process of getting certified so that I can administer COVID-19 testing, which is a more convenient and safe way for people to know their status.”
Adam and his team also assist with stopping recontamination by disinfecting homes, “to avoid spreading the virus I don’t send out others for income jobs, that Is something I do myself.” He added, “after a job like that I self quarantine at home and I get tested every couple days. It just gives me a peace of mind knowing that someone else isn’t putting themselves and their family members at risk.”
“We have raised a little over ten thousand dollars, but we have spent around fifty thousand, so donations are always appreciated. They [donations] will come in when they come in, but this is far more important then simply giving up when the money stops coming in. we have to keep going.”
The FTC team are dedicated to helping others as long as needed. He plans to keep the organization going and shifting to a disaster relief organization, modeled after Global DIRT (Disaster Immediate Response Team), another non-profit organization that he was a member of.
For those who would like to join, volunteer, and need assistance visit ftcngo.org.