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-Press Release, Green Rural Redevelopment, Inc.
On Wednesday, October 28, 2020, a COVID-19 community testing and resource distribution event will be held from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the public parking lot on the corner of Chestnut St. and Breckenridge St. in downtown Henderson. Councilwoman Marion Brodie Williams has partnered with Green Rural Redevelopment, Inc. (GRRO) and Cardinal Innovations Healthcare to bring this important event to Vance County.
As of the end of September, Vance County is seeing a 2.4% rate of COVID-19 infections among the residents. This is a higher rate than the average in North Carolina, and in our rural community, the impact is enormous. This day-long event brings FREE, safe COVID-19 testing, free groceries for families and free personal protection equipment (PPE) to the residents of Vance County.
Broadening its commitment to the health and well-being of Vance County, GRRO’s Healing Hearts @ Home Program formed a community health initiative partnership with other organizations and agencies serving the county: Cardinal Innovations Healthcare, Duke Health, Granville Vance Public Health, Groundwater Solutions, Inc. (Genesis Project), Franklin-Vance-Warren Opportunity, Inc., City of Henderson Fire & Police and the Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments.
To further help people impacted by the Coronavirus, Vance County residents who get tested at the event will also receive free groceries, PPE and access to a wide range of support services. Testing and distributions will be provided through drive-up service, with minimal or no-contact, in accordance with all precautions recommended for the prevention of the spread of the virus.