Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Al Green (TX-9)
(Houston, TX) — On Thursday, April 30, 2020, Congressman Al Green held a drive-thru food and masks distribution for Sunnyside residents and families. Congressman Green released the following statement:
“Today, I am proud to collaborate with my friends and colleagues on the community, state, and local levels to provide food and masks to 500 Sunnyside residents and families,” said Congressman Al Green. “With the second-highest rate of confirmed cases in Harris County, hardworking taxpayers in Sunnyside have been greatly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. This community provides a snapshot of the national disparate impact African Americans are facing due to COVID-19. This is why we are working together to ensure that Sunnyside has access to testing, nutrition, and protective gear. In doing this, given the way this virus spreads, we are protecting you and your family because what impacts Sunnyside can impact all ‘sides.’”
Congressman Green – whose congressional district includes the Sunnyside neighborhood – recently joined city officials in announcing the opening of a mobile testing unit in Sunnyside after Congress passed legislation appropriating $25 billion in funds for more coronavirus testing.
Green added, “I must thank Community Leader Sandra Massie Hines who has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the Sunnyside neighborhood over the years as well as Pastor Romonica Malone-Wardley of Blueridge United Methodist Church for allowing us to utilize this facility. I must also thank Council Member Carolyn Evans-Shabazz (District D), Commissioner Rodney Ellis (Pct. 1), Representative Shawn Thierry (HD-146), and Senator Borris Miles (SD-13) for their continued leadership in combatting the coronavirus crisis in the Greater Houston area. It is our privilege to fight for Sunnyside and my privilege to represent the people of the Ninth Congressional District in Congress.”