Beyonce continues to be a staple figure in the effort to combat COVID-19.
The superstar singer has joined force with her mom Tina Knowles Lawson in a bid to support their hometown of Houston in the battle against coronavirus.
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By way of her BeyGOOD initiative, the singer is sponsoring Lawson’s #IDIDMYPART movement – which will provide mobile testing for the coronavirus in the Texan city over Mother’s Day weekend (May 9th.
Speaking on the move, Lawson said in a statement:
“The virus is wreaking havoc on the Black community so we need a movement to prioritize our health.
We are all in this together. But we have to look at what is happening in our Black and Brown communities and how they are being decimated by COVID-19. It is critical that we stay vigilant with social distancing, wearing a mask, and most of all getting tested. If you don’t get tested then you don’t know if you are a carrier of the virus. Being asymptomatic is how you infect your entire household and those around you, the very people you love. We have got to go to these free testing facilities and find out our status.”
Administered by United Memorial Medical Center, this weekend’s effort will provide 1,000 test kits, face masks, gloves, essential vitamins and household supplies to citizens of Houston. Testing is free and will be administered under safe conditions as participants will never have to exit their vehicles.
Supported by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee, the May 8th and May 9th #IDIDMYPART testing will see those tested also receive grocery and restaurant gift cards
On Friday, May 8th, United Memorial Medical Center (UMMC) Healthcare staff will administer 500 COVID-19 tests in Houston’s 3rd Ward at Cullen Middle School, located at 6900 Scott Street, Houston, Texas 77021. Testing will take place from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
On Saturday, May 9th, an additional 500 tests will be administered again by UMMC, this time in North Houston at Forest Brook Middle School, 7525 Tidwell, Houston, Texas 77016. Testing will also take place from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The news comes after Beyonce teamed with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to donate $6 million to the coronavirus relief effort.
Houston is a city, not a state.
Beyonce looks so pretty here 😍😍
Lol lol and lol!! This v**** doesn’t discriminate so what about the white, asian and other ethnic minorities in Houston and actually the whole of the world!! #RacistMuch!!
They need to get up off they ass and ORGANIZE or wait for the government to hook them up with tests. I’m thinking if you have a problem with other people using their initiative then instead of flappin’ your lips in the wind BE PART OF THE SOLUTION. SMDH 🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️
I bet someone will find something to hate on and complain about this post. Haters stay mad and reading everything about this woman.. still thanks for supporting
I was on TINA’s IG and I see she has had another facelift. She is one procedure away from looking like the cat lady.
Stay ON TOPIC BÎTÇH. People out here dyin’ and you’re concerning yourself with what the mother of a millionairess is doing in her private life. (In Mama Knowles voice from ASATT “Why Does That Make You MAD?”) 🤷🏿♀️