IMC Health and Hispanic Star Miami Partner to Distribute Packages of Basic Necessities
to 2,000 Local Essential Farm-Worker Families
What: IMC Health Medical Centers and Hispanic Star Miami have partnered in a community initiative to distribute care packages filled with basic necessities such as feminine products, toiletries and laundry detergent to the most vulnerable members of the South Florida community. The organizations received 48 palettes of donated items from consumer products giant P&G and snacks and refreshments from PepsiCo. The items will be distributed in a drive-thru and walk up area to 2,000 essential farm-worker families in Homestead.
Who: Interview availability with Hispanic Star Miami Hub Leader and IMC Health Director of Finance Carolina M. Veira, who initiated and is leading this project
Eddie Garza, CEO of Mexican-American Council (MAC).
Farm worker families
When: Saturday, July 25, 2020
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Redland Center
Homestead Housing Authority
29355 S Dixie Hwy,
Homestead, FL 33033
Visuals: Farm-worker families receiving care packages
Volunteers distributing the packages
BRoll of package contents and volunteers packaging them, along with donated item list can be found here.
About IMC Health Medical Centers
IMC Health Medical Centers, licensed by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) as a health care clinic, has provided a place for excellence in healthcare services in South and Central Florida since its founding in 2014. IMC Health offers state-of-the-art medical care led by an interdisciplinary team of clinicians, working together to meet each patient’s unique physical, mental and social healthcare needs. Its comprehensive medical home model focuses on preventative, acute, and chronic healthcare delivery, resulting in improved patient outcomes for adults and children. Members have access to 13 state-of-the-art locations designed to meet a wide-range of healthcare needs through its three different types of centers; medical centers, activity centers and access centers. IMC Health accepts Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Medicaid Dual–Eligible, Medicaid, Florida Healthy Kids, ACA Exchange and Commercial insurance patients. For more information, visit imchealth.com and connect with IMC Health on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
About Hispanic Star:
The Hispanic Star represents an unparalleled collective effort to create a platform to showcase and amplify the contributions of the Hispanic community to the United States, not only as an integral part of the American culture but also as an undeniable force shaping its future. Driven by the ﬁrm belief that we don’t win until we all win, the Hispanic Star is based on both a unifying symbol and a nonpartisan, inclusive, inspirational, and unifying footing in order for U.S. Hispanics to view themselves and help them act as a uniﬁed force for good. In response to the continuously developing health and economic impacts of COVID-19, we are shifting our efforts to redirect the Hispanic Star assets, networks and platforms to put the Hispanic Stars in action. We aim to mitigate the negative impact of this global pandemic on our community, particularly small business owners, entrepreneurs and independent workers. Thousands of Hispanic Stars are already taking action. We don’t win this alone. We win this together. For more information, connect with Hispanic Star Miami on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.