Volunteers from the chapter participated in various food distributions around the county to assist various organizations and churches in distributing food to families in need. The chapter collected funds to provide gift cards for personal hygiene and medical items. Currently, the chapter is in the process of collecting unwrapped toys at various Miami-Dade Department of Transportation & Public Works locations. The Toy Drive is for families in low income areas with children whose finances have been severely impacted by the Covid-19 Pandemic.
The chapter partnered with the DTPW Heroes Helping Heroes (HHH), University of Miami & Jackson Memorial Health System (JMH) Infectious Diseases Specialists and sponsored an Informational Session on COVID-19. The topics included: Fighting Covid-19 on the Frontlines; Understanding the Disease; Prevention; Treatment Options and the importance of Convalescent Plasma donations. Dr. Shweta Anjan, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases University of Miami (UM) Miller School of Medicine was the guest speaker.
This is a Community Outreach opportunity like no other. The chapter collects gently used clothing and accessories for the benefit of a non-profit organization serving vulnerable people. The Drive provides members an opportunity to volunteer by sorting and preparing the clothing for distribution. This year, the chapter selected the Camillus House as the recipient. The Camillus House provides help to those in need through direct services of food, clothing, shelter, addiction counseling, behavioral health and job training, and health care.