Join George Jones and the Urban Institute and the Urban–Greater DC initiative for a virtual discussion on prioritizing equitable vaccine distribution to advance the health and safety of the public and protect vulnerable communities in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV).
Last week, the mayor hosted the Virtual 2021 Budget Engagement Forums, an opportunity for DC residents to tell the mayor’s office what values they want to see reflected in this year’s budget. Bread for the City, as a member of the DC Healthcare Alliance Coalition, called on the mayor to fund a simple but essential improvement to DC’s low-income immigrant health insurance program. We want the mayor to change the DC Healthcare Alliance recertification period from six months to one year.
Bread for the City has completed construction on a new, 27,650 square foot comprehensive service center at 1700 Good Hope Road, SE, which began January 2019. Here’s a new video that captures all the special moments during the virtual grand opening.
Clients of Bread for the City highlight the impact we’ve had on them and in DC. Our organization treats community members with dignity and we help improve all areas of their lives.
We received 400 doses, the bulk of the doses will be for DC area frontline staff and medical providers who will be referred by the DC Health Department. Many people are scared and don’t feel as if they’re ready to take the vaccine, and that’s perfectly reasonable. Have an open mind and be willing to change your mind once you have all the information.
Bread for the City is excited to be added to the vaccine distribution efforts here in the Nation’s Capital. We are expecting 400 doses for DC area frontline staff and medical providers. We are hoping to give out the vaccines before the end of January. As soon as we have given out the first 400 doses we are excited to receive the next shipment to get the vaccines out to our community. I received the opportunity to speak with Dr. Randi Abramson, Chief Medical Officer, about Bread for the City’s plan to distribute the Moderna vaccine.
Bread for the City is excited to be one of the nonprofit organizations that will be distributing the Moderna vaccine in the Nation’s Capital. The Moderna, NIAID vaccine is a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for use in the US for a limited population. We are expecting to receive 400 doses, 10 percent of which will be for Bread for the City’s frontline staff and medical providers. The bulk of the doses will be for DC area frontline staff and medical providers who will be referred by the DC Health Department.
Board members and clients of Bread for the City highlight the difference we have made in their lives. We provide food, clothing, medical care, legal and social services to reduce the burden of poverty. We are committed to treating our clients with the dignity and respect that all people deserve.