Unidos Against COVID Launched in North Carolina at Critical Time to Guide an Immediate and Equitable Pandemic Response and Recovery

 

Super excited to be partnering with the Smithsonian award-winning Latino Community Credit Union!!

With the generous support from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the Latino Community Development Center, El Futuro, El Vinculo Hispano, LATIN-19, and La Semilla have launched the Latino Pandemic Response Collaborative. Unidos Against COVID launches as the Delta variant fuels a growing surge in COVID-19 cases and the need for equitable access to vaccines and other health and economic resources amplifies.

“At this critical time, we are thrilled to be joining forces with these talented partners. Together we are in a much better position to extend our reach and deepen our impact. The goal of Unidos Against COVID is to make sure everyone in the Latino community, many of whom are the ongoing heroes of this pandemic, have access to the resources and support they need to weather the current storm and move from recovery to prosperity,” said Luis Pastor, LCDC Executive Director.

The Unidos Against COVID partners have deep roots and are well trusted in the immigrant and Latino community. Partners will coordinate a multifaceted effort that builds on the assets within the Latino community to support an equitable pandemic response and recovery. Unidos Against COVID will organize vaccination drives that account for the logistic and cultural barriers that keep Latino vaccination rates low as well as provide linguistically accessible COVID prevention, awareness, and education efforts. Additionally, Unidos Against COVID will build the capacity of local organizations and leaders to increase access to the emergency resources, mental health services, and financial education in Latino communities across the state.