Company launches GoFundMe to give away scooters to health care workers in the Bronx

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The promotional video for a GoFundMe to give away scooters to health care workers
Courtesy of Unagi

With over half a million health care workers in NYC, men and women in that industry are potentially exposing themselves to COVID-19 on buses and subways every day.

Dr. Simran Gill recently reached out to Unagi Scooters about the commuting risks facing him and other health care workers across New York. Unagi quickly sprang into action and sent 10 scooters to Gill and his colleagues at New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.

But the company wanted to help more people and launched a GoFundMe on May 27, in an effort to send scooters to as many NYC health care workers as possible. In addition to New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, it plans to send scooters to hard-hit Jack D. Weiler Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx.

“While Doctor Gill and his colleagues can now get to work a little easier, there are still thousands of NYC health care workers who need YOUR help to secure a safe commute,” the GoFundMe states.

As of June 5, $4,065 has been raised.

Unagi scooters is an electric mobility startup located in Oakland, California, and makes the Model One  electric scooter. The Model One is a lightweight, portable and beautiful e-scooter that is purpose-built for urban commutes.

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