Event offers resources, vaccinations
COVID-19 vaccines will be available during the Black community-led Soul 2 Soul event, coming Saturday, Aug. 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Lloyd Center Regal Cinemas Parking Lot. Other resources to help with rent, food, college and more will also be featured. (Photo from soul2soulpdx.com)
Culturally specific DRIVE THRU event to repair the bridges of the Black Community with a focus on free vaccinations for COVID-19 and resources to help with rent, food, college scholarships and more, will be held Saturday, Aug. 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lloyd Center Regal Cinemas parking lot.
The community-led event, with walk-ins welcome, will celebrate the resilience and the health of people of color with a focus on improving adverse impacts like COVID-19, racial injustice, the rise of gun violence and the effects of gentrification in the city of Portland.
According to participating Black leaders, this is a clarion call to reach those in the Black and African American communities who are unvaccinated. A drive thru experience will offer participants free COVID-19 shots.
Incentives such as cash gift cards, rental assistance, food boxes, college scholarships, raffles, health resource booths, and swag bags will also be distributed. Live entertainment will also be part of the festivities.
Sponsors include the Coalition of African & African American Pastors and the Office of the Governor. Other sponsors and partners include the Multnomah County Health Department, Legacy Health Systems, Washington County Department of Health and Human Services, Project Access Now, REACH (Multnomah County), Children’s Community Clinic, Bridge-Pamoja, REAP, Proactivists of Oregon, and Self Enhancement, Inc.