The Perry Foundation will forge yet another partnership in its mission to help local communities as they confront the COVID-19 pandemic. The Foundation will be joining forces with CORE, Community Organized Relief Effort, to bring free and accessible testing to the local Atlanta community beginning Monday, July 6th.
Founded and led by actor and director Sean Penn, CORE was initially born out of the humanitarian disaster in the wake of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Today CORE continues to work on holistic sustainable solutions, that better prepare communities for crisis and prevent the effects of devastation on the most vulnerable populations.
Knowing what valuable work CORE has done over the past decade, and seeing how quickly they mobilized COVID-19 testing in large cities like Los Angeles, The Perry Foundation has worked tirelessly in recent weeks to partner with the CORE team and connect with local community leaders to map out a plan that will deliver effective diagnostic tests to 10 sites in Southwest Atlanta.
Through its partnership with The Perry Foundation, CORE will be able to hire people within the local community to help with the testing process at the remote sites. The self-administered test will be supervised and carried out by CORE staff.
The launch date for testing will begin on July 6th at St Peter’s Missionary Baptist Church, 1558 Venetian Dr. SW Atlanta from 10 am to 4 pm.
Additional schedules and information can be found on the CORE website here.