Tina Knowles-Lawson is teaming up with Beyoncé’s BeyGOOD foundation to launch the #IDIDMYPART campaign in their hometown of Houston, Texas. With Coronavirus disproportionately affecting the African-American community, this campaign will encourage black people to prioritize their health.
According to a press release, the #IDIDMYPART Mobile Testing Relief Campaign will offer free testing to the citizens of Houston. They will also provide them with free face masks, gloves, essential vitamins and household supplies. In observance of social distancing measures, participants will never have to exit their vehicles.
“The virus is wreaking havoc on the black community so we need a movement to prioritize our health,” Knowles-Lawson said. “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.”
She continued, “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.”
Tyler Perry has accepted Knowles-Lawson’s challenge to launch his own #IDIDMYPART campaign in Atlanta, Georgia. He will then pass the torch to another celebrity to do the same in their city.
Participants receiving a test will also receive a gift card to use at H-E-B grocery stores and a voucher for a hot meal from Frenchy’s Chicken and Burns Original BBQ. Testing is scheduled for May 8 at Cullen Middle School and May 9 at Forest Brook Middle School. The events will take place on both days from 10 am to 5 pm.
Check out the flyer below for more details.