New Community Partnership is Right There with Rockingham County Residents
Partnership provides food and health care to those impacted by coronavirus.
Reidsville—People need help--especially during a pandemic. Care Connect of Rockingham County fed more than 60 families and gave health information to 95 people during its outreach last Friday, April 17. People stayed in their cars to receive food and learn about health care services, including virtual options. Similar efforts are coming in the weeks ahead.
Food for Participants
With funding from The Duke Endowment, Cone Health Annie Penn Hospital, and UNC Rockingham Health, Care Connect of Rockingham County is partnering with L.O.T. 2540, a local ministry supporting community members in need. The outreach features a free mobile food market with non-perishable food, healthy fruits and vegetables, and bread. In addition, eligible uninsured county residents have access to health care.
“While we have been planning this outreach effort for a while, it is particularly important for us to be there for people in our community during the COVID-19 pandemic,” adds Diane Boyd, program manager for Care Connect of Rockingham County. “As more community members are faced with the loss of employment and insurance, they have a harder time making ends meet. Being able to support them in this way is especially timely.”
Baptist Temple Church also joined Cone Health and L.O.T. 2540 to support their neighbors. Church members made gift packets for participants and invited them to visit their congregation.
The outreach returns May 15 and June 19. The program is scheduled from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Baptist Temple Church, 729 Wentworth St., Reidsville.
“Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of underserved Rockingham County residents by being right there with them and providing support close to their homes and work,” said Jamilla Pinder, assistant director for healthy communities, Cone Health.