Non-Profits come together to educate, families with children, how to prevent COVID-19
TAMPA, FL (March 13, 2021) – Homeownership contributes to a strong and healthy communities and Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay (RTTB) is working to mitigate severe health triggers in homes for low-income families in Tampa. On Saturday, March 13, from 10 AM to 2 PM, RTTB is hosting a free Community Fair at Ragan Park, 1200 E Lake Ave. in Tampa, offering a way for homeowners and residents to become aware of the many resources available to them in their community to prevent COVID-19 and how to live in a safer and healthier home.
The Safe and Healthy Homes™ program is delivered in partnership with other nonprofits who are already connecting with residents and homeowners in need. Many of these partnering nonprofits will be present at the community fair, including St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, Early Childhood Council, and the City of Tampa. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor will be attending the community fair in support of the Safe and Healthy Homes™ initiative.
Among the organizations that will be present, OneBlood’s Big Red Bus will be there from 10 AM to 2 PM collecting donations and offering free COVID-19 antibody tests for donors. All blood donors will receive a $10 E-gift card (redeemable at Walmart, Target, Amazon, and more) and a long-sleeve t-shirt.
After visiting the booths of the participant non-profit vendors, RTTB will provide a COVID-19 Prevention Kit that include masks for adults and children, hand sanitizers, hand soap, disinfecting wipes and one (1) non-contact infrared body thermometer. Supplies should last for at least three (3) months for a household of four.
WHAT: Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay Community Fair
WHEN: Saturday, March 13, 2021, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
(Mayor Jane Castor arrives at 11:00 AM)
WHERE: Ragan Park – 1200 E Lake Ave., Tampa, FL 33605
WHY: Raise awareness of resources available to community members and set them up for success in Safe and Healthy Homes™
RTTB’s Executive Director Jose Garcia said, “Our goal is to make homes healthier and safer, designed to help children have a safe space to ensure healthy physical and cognitive development and seniors to live independently”
Learn more about RTTB at www.rttb.org.
ABOUT REBUILDING TOGETHER TAMPA BAY:
Founded in 2000, Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay (RTTB) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides critical home repairs, accessibility modifications, energy-efficient upgrades, and newly constructed affordable housing for income-eligible homeowners in need. RTTB’s mission is repairing homes, revitalizing communities, and rebuilding lives, with a vision of safe homes and communities for everyone. RTTB primarily works with low-income families, veterans, the elderly, victims of disasters, and persons with disabilities. RTTB relies on the support of corporate sponsors, public grants, individual donors, and the hands-on work of hundreds of volunteers and skilled laborers each year.