Millions of people have become infected with COVID-19, and tens of thousands of people have died from the disease.
In addition to the health concerns brought on by this pandemic, it has taken an unprecedented toll on the economy. Moreover, the data shows that COVID-19 has had a disproportionate burden of illness and death among racial and ethnic minority groups.
Where we live, learn, work and play effects our health. For many people in racial and ethnic minority groups, living conditions may contribute to underlying health conditions. Research suggests that residential segregation is a fundamental cause of health disparities and is linked to underlying conditions that can increase the likelihood of severe illness from COVID -19.
Many members of racial and ethnic minority groups live in neighborhoods that where they don’t have ready access to grocery stores and medical facilities, making it more difficult to receive care if sick and stock up on supplies that would allow them to stay home and healthy.
The Trenton Kappa Foundation would like to thank our local health care workers who have risked their lives to save the lives of others, and the community-based organizations that have provided support to families in need – during this trying time.
In collaboration with the Trenton Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated, the Trenton Kappa Foundation donated Gift Cards (for food and supplies) and surgical masks to the following organizations:
- The Trenton Housing Authority
- Henry J. Austin Health Care Center
- Young Scholars Institute
- Trenton Kappa League
The Trenton Kappa Foundation also provided catered meals for health care workers at St. Francis Medical Center and Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell while they were on the job.
Your contributions to the Trenton Kappa Foundation go directly to support the community. Together, we’ll continue to make a difference . . .