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Providing Support to Essential Workers:

Giving them the Support they Deserve

Fortitude Foundation Board Members & Baptist COVID-19 Clinic Staff

May 21, 2021— In alignment, with its mission Fortitude Foundation along with Essie M. B. Smith Foot Clinic, sponsored lunch to the Baptist Health Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic! The event provided meals for doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who are working under unprecedented conditions. The meals were provided by Jazzy’s Eats and Treats, as a showcase of minority businesses and their support of this philanthropic effort.

Feeding frontline workers was essential. The coronavirus pandemic exposed the devastating inequalities in the workplace and communities; therefore, by volunteering and thanking these workers for risking their lives to help re-build our society is necessary. Fortitude Foundation Vice President, Tamara Cofield said “We’re very pleased to have an opportunity to partner and provide resources to support healthcare workers that are working under tough conditions. They are the superheroes and need to be reminded that their service is needed and appreciated.”

In alignment, with its mission Fortitude Foundation supports implementation of programs and public service projects that address the needs of the local community, especially the under-served. Fortitude Foundation serves as a resource and conduit to impact the educational, economic, cultural and social lives of local communities.

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Fortitude Foundation Board Members at Friendship Mission

August 17, 2020–Igniting The Flame Of Philanthropy, The Fortitude Foundation, along with Essie M. B. Smith Foot Clinic, Montgomery County Commissioner Isaiah Sankey (District 4) and Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama will present face masks to local agencies that provide services to homeless persons. More than 250 people are homeless in the Montgomery area. Since March, more people are losing their homes in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic and are seeking refuge in local shelters. As the demand for shelter increases, the supply stock at the shelters is more quickly depleted. Read more here

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