Memphis, TN (June 25, 2021) – Since 2015, the 38126 community has been a major focus of the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis’ Vision 2020 Strategic Plan to reduce poverty and improve the overall economic wellbeing of families living in South City. The COVID-19 Response Project Event will be held on Monday, June 28, 2021, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Former Georgia Avenue Elementary School located at 690 Mississippi Blvd. Memphis, TN 38126.
“We all have experienced many challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our 38126 grantee partners continue to receive an overwhelming number of requests for basic needs to help stabilize families,” said Ruby Bright, WFGM President and CEO. “We are serving those families by providing essential needs during this global health crisis. Now that vaccines are available, we are grateful for the opportunity to provide access to the vaccine for individuals who choose to receive it. We are thankful to our grantee partners, volunteers, and sponsors who believe in our vision of philanthropy, leadership and collaboration.”
Since the beginning of the pandemic the WFGM team and volunteers have distributed food, household products and personal care supplies to more than 1,500 families. The residents also received packets of information on the COVID-19 virus, testing locations, financial literacy, domestic violence, health and wellness, and employment opportunities.
Partners and sponsors for this service project include the Mid-South Food Bank, Shelby County Schools, FedEx, Kroger, Nike, Urban Strategies Inc., Bare Needs Diaper Bank, Memphis Housing Authority, Baptist Memorial Healthcare, Christ Community Health Services, International Paper, Rise Foundation, Emmanuel Center, First Baptist Church Lauderdale, SCORE Community Development Corporation, and the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis Board of Directors and Trustees. For more information, please visit www.wfgm.org or call 901-578-9346.
About the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis
For 25 years, the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis has been uniting women and helping break the cycle of poverty through philanthropy, leadership, and collaboration. The mission of the WFGM is to encourage philanthropy and foster leadership among women and support programs that engage women and children to reach their full potential.