Beyoncé is teaming up with her Mum, Tina Knowles Lawson, to launch a mobile testing relief campaign – #IDIDMYPART. This initiative will support the daily testing facility at United Memorial Medical Center in their hometown of Houston. In partnership with the singer’s charitable organization, BEYGOOD, over the course of two days, will administer 1,000 testing kits, face masks, gloves, essential vitamins, and supplies to the community.
According to a press release shared to Beyoncé’s official website, the star’s BeyGOOD organization will be initiating the #IDidMyPart campaign, which encourages Black communities to prioritize their health amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
It’s been revealed in the weeks since the novel virus’s spread that Black communities are being disproportionately affected by the global health crisis in the United States. According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as of mid-April, 33.7 percent of COVID-19 patients were Black, even while comprising only 13 percent of the United States’ population. In addition, 33 percent of all coronavirus fatalities have been Black Americans.
“We are all in this together. But we have to look at what is happening in our Black and Brown communities and how they are being decimated by COVID 19, It is critical that we stay vigilant with social distancing, wearing a mask, and most of all getting tested. If you don’t get tested, then you don’t know if you are a carrier of the virus. Being asymptomatic is how you infect your entire household and those around you, the very people you love. We have got to go to these free testing facilities and find out our status.” said Tina Knowles Lawson in a statement.
We stan Queen B and Mrs Lawson!