What interesting times we live in! The COVID-19 pandemic has no doubt redefined 2020 as a year like no other. With over 23 million recorded cases and more than 800,000 deaths, the disruption caused by the pandemic has left an indelible mark on us all. The onset of nationwide shutdown and global movement restrictions left many under-served communities in a vulnerable state as they were faced with the realities of starvation and exposure to the virus. Our efforts have thus been geared towards minimizing families’ starvation, while increasing awareness of the virus and known safety measures. Here is a summary of what TIS Foundation has been doing during this period to support at-risk communities within the United States and Africa.
TIS Food Drives:
Beginning in June, we became more aggressive in our campaign for Food Security Distribution in the United States and Africa. We hosted a hugely successful COVID-19 food drive at our Washington, DC headquarters on July 3rd, 2020 and with the help of volunteers and staff, distributed over 2200 pallets of food to community partners and families that were in need.
Medical Testing and Community Health Care Outreaches
Through the robust funding and support of our collaborative partner/Founder, MOTIR, we were able to acquire TIS’ COVID-19 medical testing kits to save lives and prevent further spread of the virus as plans were being made to re-open schools and public areas in the United States.
Needless to say, whether you volunteer in person or donate, it is because of you we can help families, children, and individuals with food and healthcare services during these difficult times. I speak for the entire TIS Foundation when I say we feel truly blessed because we can count on your support as we navigate through these uncharted waters.
Thank you, we couldn’t do all these without you!
We pray for your continued safety, while we weather through this pandemic. While we stay hopeful remember to wash your hands, maintain social distancing as well as other safety measures to protect yourself. This too shall pass.
Dr. Ogay Irono
Founder & President, TIS Foundation