Project H.O.O.D, a 501 c (3) organization located at 6330 S. Martin Luther King Drive hosted a two-day free COVID-19 testing event on Friday, June 12, and Saturday, June 13.
Pastor Corey Brooks, founder of New Beginnings Church, commented that the turnout may have been due to the sharing of information via social media sites, radio interviews, constant contacts, influencers, and email communication.
Brooks noted that people are not taking COVID-19 as seriously as they should and discussed how fear born of historical misuse of testing on Blacks, plays a part in the Black community not wanting to test.
Events such as COVID-19 testing, food giveaways and violence prevention are planned for the near future.
The next event, a food giveaway on June 20, at New Beginnings Church, 6620 S. King Drive, aims to help feed those in need.