Abounding Prosperity Announces Monkeypox Relief Fund to Help Those Affected by Virus - DW

Abounding Prosperity Announces Monkeypox Relief Fund to Help Those Affected by Virus – DW

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The funds will serve as a resource for North Texas families experiencing economic hardship caused by the emergence of monkeypox.

DALLAS, SEPTEMBER 28, 2022 – At a press conference on Thursday, September 22, Abounding Prosperity Inc., its HOPE Health and Wellness Center, and Dallas Southern Pride launched the Monkeypox Relief Assistance Fund. Monkeypox has had an amazing effect on Dallas County with over 689 active cases. This is especially true among black and Hispanic LGBTQ+ communities, as they have the most cases of monkeypox, but are the least vaccinated. Disparities in health status – particularly lack of access to information and health care – have contributed to low vaccination rates.
Additionally, the virus has forced many people to miss work for long periods of time without compensation.
The Monkeypox Relief Assistance Fund will serve as a resource for people who are struggling to meet basic essential needs like providing food, shelter and medical care for themselves and their families due to contracting the virus. 100% of funds raised will be used to provide food boxes, home care kits and cash assistance to eligible people.
“The healthcare system has been marked by inequities that have disproportionately affected black and brown people and other marginalized communities for several decades. The advent of monkeypox and COVID 19 have brought these injustices into sharper focus yet again,” said Kirk Myers-Hill, Founder and CEO of Abounding Prosperity Inc. “We are making calculated efforts to fight this virus by organizing a free daily vaccination clinic. and helping through the Monkeypox Relief Assistance Fund.
Local dignitaries and elected officials, including Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Omar Narvaez, of City Council District 6; Councilman Adam Bazaldua, City Council District 7; and Councilman Jesse Moreno of City Council District 2 joined the press conference to share their perspective and express the urgency of supporting such efforts to help contain this virus.
Dallas-based Atmos Energy Corporation, one of the largest natural gas distributors in the United States, is contributing to this effort with a donation of $2,500.
“It is our duty to ensure that our neighbors can meet their basic human needs despite the unforeseen circumstances they may face,” said Susan Harris, Director of Public Affairs, Atmos Energy. “We are honored and excited to partner with Abounding Prosperity Inc. to help the communities we serve and call home, and we encourage others to do the same. »

To support Abounding Prosperity Inc.’s Monkeypox Relief Fund, please visit the Monkeypox
Relief Aid Fund.
Additionally, Abounding Prosperity Inc. offers the monkeypox vaccine to eligible individuals at its HOPE Health and Wellness Center, 1619 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Dallas, TX 75215. To determine eligibility, visit the monkeypox vaccine eligibility screening. To encourage increased uptake of vaccines, Abounding Prosperity, Inc. is also hosting a campaign from September 23 through October 23 where people who receive their first dose at the HOPE Health and Wellness Center will be entered into a raffle to win $500. There are 3 opportunities to win. Winners will be drawn and notified on October 26, 2022.

The vaccination clinic hours of operation are Mondays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., while supplies last. Walk-ins are welcome.

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