Black Voters Matter, War4life Adds Holla! Annual 5k as a Stop on Their COVID-19 Bus Tourby GDN Shared Post May 7, 2021
“GOTVaccine” mini bus tour to provide HOLLA! participants with free COVID-19 testing, vaccines, face masks, school supplies and more
North Carolina — On Saturday, May 8th Black Voters Matter and War4Life will continue their “GOTVaccine” mini bus tour with a stop in Morven, North Carolina to join Black Voters Matter local partner, HOLLA!, for their annual 5K race. The race will begin at 9 AM at 229 E Main Street.
The 5K will support HOLLA!, a nonprofit designed to help young people succeed, to continue their commitment to children and families in the community with events, activity spaces, education support and more. Participation is $20 for the physical run happening on May 8th and for the virtual run that can be completed anywhere until May 7th.
Black Voters Matter coordinator Danielle Brown as well as representatives from other local organizations and community groups, will be available for media interviews.
North Carolina Black Voters Matter staff and community organizers from W.A.R.4Life are expected to provide vaccines on a first-come, first-served basis, essentials including school supplies and clothing, while also offering voter registration opportunities. Partners on the ground will also be available to speak about SB326, the current voter suppression bill on the table in the North Carolina state senate.
WHO: Black Voters Matter, War4Life, HOLLA!
WHEN & WHERE: Saturday, May 8
9:00 AM start time: 229 E Main Street, Morven, NC 28119
RSVP: For the GOTVaccine tour, members of the community and media are not required to RSVP. Members of the media can send requests to speak to organizers to Alyssa Bradley at email@example.com.
Black Voters Matter, a 501c4, and Capacity Building Institute, a 501c3, are dedicated to expanding Black voter engagement and increasing progressive power through movement-building and engagement. Working with grassroots organizations, specifically in key states in the South, BVM seeks to increase voter registration and turnout, advocate for policies to expand voting rights/access, and help develop infrastructure where little or none exists to support a power-building movement that keeps Black voters and their issues at the forefront of our election process. For more information, please visit https://www.blackvotersmatterfund.org/.
The purpose of W.A.R.4Life, We Are Ready for Life, is to help make underserved communities more viable by providing a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities for its residents. W.A.R.4Life partners with local leaders, the non-profit community, neighborhood groups, associated businesses, residents, neighborhood stakeholders, and other funding partners to plan, develop and invest in projects which contribute to the goals and objectives established by the aforementioned local entities and W.A.R.4Life.
We’ll continually use and develop innovative ways to grow and strengthen our communities by influencing narratives, attitudes and approaches to problems.