Bronx Rising Initiative Announces $100,000
For Morris Heights Health Center
To Increase Efforts To Fight COVID-19 Outbreak
Bronx, NY: Earlier this week, community organizer, activist, and candidate for Congress (NY-15), Tomas Ramos launched the Bronx Rising Initiative (BRI) which works to identify private companies and donors that can contribute resources; financial and in-kind, to special projects & Bronx organizations. BRI announced that its first venture was launched to help prevent and combat the COVID-19 outbreak in the Bronx.
On Friday, March 13th, Tomas and the BRI team met with administrative leaders from the Morris Heights Health Center to present their organization with a check for $100,000. These funds are being provided so their organization can increase efforts to combat COVID-19.
“At a time when we are faced with a crisis of this magnitude, it is clear that our community needs help. Local clinics and hospitals are not equipped to address this pandemic. This is the reason why I started BRI, it is a call to action that leads to a tangible outcome. This is only the beginning, I am working to secure more financial resources for other hospitals and clinics in the coming weeks.” said Tomas Ramos, BRI Founder
Morris Heights Health Center is an important healthcare provider in the community, serving many families with high caliber care. MHHC serves more than 50,000 patients annually and provides a wide range of primary, specialty, dental, mental health, educational, and social services at eight convenient locations, many in low-income communities. In addition, Morris Heights Health Center maintains school-based health facilities in twenty New York City Public Schools that provide healthcare for the students.Their organization will use these funds to help ensure that their facility and the local community that they serve will be prepared during this pandemic.
In the coming weeks, Bronx Rising Initiative will continue to meet with administrative leaders from other hospitals and clinics in the Bronx while building strategic partnerships with individuals and private companies. BRI will work to raise financial resources to prepare the South Bronx community to fight COVID-19.