Dearborn clinic offers nighttime vaccinations for those fasting during Ramadan
“It’s an interesting Friday evening activity, but hey, why not get safe on a Friday night?” asked Rana Abbas Taylor, Director of Communications and Marketing at ACCESS. “Our folks are working every single day around the clock to get those vaccines and if we could do this every night, we would do this every night.”
Sermons, seminars and late-night clinics help vaccination efforts in Michigan’s Muslim and Arab communities
Read more: No, the COVID-19 vaccine will not change your DNAHow did Kazerooni and Metro Detroit’s Muslim community fight these myths? Those numbers will grow this week due to four more clinics planned at the organization’s community health center, 6450 Maple St. in Dearborn. Sarah Naamou assets with Moderna Covid-19 vaccine distribution at Access in Dearborn on Tuesday April, 13, 2021. Read more: State to release 35,800 COVID-19 vaccine doses to 22 entities for more equitable distributionACCESS partners with Meijer, Henry Ford Health System and FEMA to administer vaccines. The clinics, staffed by volunteers from the center and Henry Ford Health specialists, have been booked up two weeks in advance.mlive.com
TheRide, Washtenaw County partner to provide shuttles to mass COVID vaccination site
ANN ARBOR – The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide) has partnered with the Washtenaw County Health Department to provide transportation to and from the county’s mass COVID vaccination site at Eastern Michigan University’s Convocation Center. Service began on Wednesday and anyone who has a scheduled appointment at the EMU site can use the shuttles. “This is an important step in making our mass vaccination site at EMU more accessible. We’re thankful to the TheRide for working with us to provide transportation at no cost to riders,” Loveluck said in a news release. The shuttles operate every 30 minutesThe shuttles are limited to 20 individuals per vehicle.
Dearborn nonprofit ACCESS partners with Meijer to offer COVID vaccinations
DEARBORN, Mich. – Dearborn nonprofit ACCESS partnered with Meijer to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to residents in the 50+ group. Original Story: Dearborn nonprofit to offer COVID-19 vaccinations for 50+ phaseIt’s the first large-scale vaccination effort in Dearborn. Residents received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine Thursday at a pop-up clinic in Dearborn. I was very fortunate that my category came up,” said Edith Mulcahy. More info: Michigan COVID-19 vaccinations: How to find appointments, info on phases
ACCESS partnering with Meijer to distribute COVID-19 vaccines
Beginning Thursday, March 11, ACCESS will be partnering with Meijer to bring COVID-19 vaccinations to residents in the community. DEARBORN — Beginning Thursday, March 11, ACCESS will be partnering with Meijer to bring COVID-19 vaccinations to the community. With the first doses beginning March 11, second doses are expected to be administered April 1, with additional dates to be determined soon. ACCESS will be honoring the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) guidelines on vaccine eligibility. Appointments for the 1,170 vaccines will be scheduled from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.arabamericannews.com
Dearborn nonprofit to offer COVID-19 vaccinations for 50+ phase
DEARBORN, Mich. – Dearborn nonprofit ACCESS is partnering with Meijer to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to residents in the 50+ group starting March 11. Starting Monday (March 8), any Michigan residents age 50 and up with pre-existing medical conditions or disabilities will be eligible to make an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine. Caregiver family members and guardians who care for children with special health care needs will also be eligible to receive the vaccine. The vaccination site is in Dearborn, the first large scale effort in the city. AdMore info: Michigan COVID-19 vaccinations: How to find appointments, info on phases
Insurance marketplace reopens for those who lost health care during COVID pandemic
DETROIT – Fulfilling a campaign promise, President Joe Biden plans to reopen the HealthCare.gov insurance markets for a special sign-up opportunity geared to people needing coverage in the coronavirus pandemic. Read: Biden to reopen ‘Obamacare’ markets for COVID-19 reliefYet there are many questions and also concerns about what coverage will be available and at what cost to the user and taxpayers. The Dearborn-based social services organization works to help people navigate the health care changes coming. This will allow those who have lost their insurance due to the pandemic to sign up for coverage. “For President Biden, this is personal,” reads a statement from a White House spokesperson.
Dearborn nonprofit distributes 1,250 COVID-19 care packages to local families
DEARBORN, Mich. – A Dearborn-based nonprofit held a drive-thru event this week to distribute 1,250 COVID-19 care packages to families. ACCESS, the largest Arab American community nonprofit in the U.S., partnered with The Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities to distribute 1,250 care packages filled with $100 worth of protective and hygienic essentials that will help families stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as children’s educational games and activities. Volunteers from the UAW Local 600 helped pass out packages at ACCESS headquarters on Tuesday morning and afternoon. Earlier this year, ACCESS held its annual back-to-school health fair with a drive thru event, providing more than 2,000 students with safely packaged meals, backpacks, school supplies, sporting goods, oral hygiene kits, scheduled physicals and immunizations, surprise giveaways and more, all at no cost to attending families. ACCESS has also been hosting free COVID-19 testing sites during the pandemic.
Michigan, US charities raise millions in wake of Beirut port blast
DEARBORN, Mich. – When Manal Saab heard that a massive explosion had struck Beirut, she grabbed her phone, frantically trying to reach loved ones there. “Otherwise, they wouldn’t have survived it,” said Saab, an American citizen who lives in Fenton, Michigan, near Flint, but was born in Lebanon. Knowing that her family and friends were safe, a feeling of relief washed over Saab. More than half of that amount was delivered via a FedEx-donated airlift that also included relief supplies from the American Task Force on Lebanon and the Lebanon Relief Project. They just wanted something to immediately give to, they wanted all that pain to basically get out and give something positive,” Saab said.
Dearborn-based foundation raises $180K in ongoing effort to support Lebanon relief
DEARBORN, Mich. – A national Arab American foundation, based in Dearborn, has raised more than $180,000 to help support the ongoing relief efforts in Lebanon following the deadly explosion in August. Since the explosion, the continued fundraising efforts benefitting the Lebanon Relief Project through CAAP’s Disaster Relief Fund have resulted in over $180,000 raised so far. Funds have been used to help the Lebanon Relief Project airlift over $12.7 million in high value medications and supplies to Beirut on August 24, and most recently, over $6 million on September 29. 100% of all donations raised through CAAP’s continued fundraising efforts will go towards airlifting essential supplies and equipment and supporting relief efforts in Lebanon. The Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) is a national community foundation and a national institution of ACCESS -- the largest Arab American community nonprofit in the U.S.
Dearborn-based foundation launches campaign to support relief efforts in Lebanon
DEARBORN, Mich. A national Arab American foundation, based in Dearborn, is launching its second fundraising campaign to help support the ongoing relief efforts in Lebanon following the deadly explosion earlier this month. Even before the explosion, Lebanon was dealing with increasing poverty, economic collapse and corruption, while in the midst of a pandemic. The Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) launched its first relief campaign on Aug. 5, granting $75,155 to the Lebanese Red Cross, to support their on-the-ground efforts. The second campaign will support the work of several nonprofits including AFYA Foundation, ANERA and Direct Relief under the coordinated efforts of the American Task Force on Lebanon (ATFL), to urgently airlift medical and pharmaceutical supplies and equipment to Beirut. The Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) is a national community foundation and a national institution of ACCESS -- the largest Arab American community nonprofit in the U.S.
Warren hosts COVID-19 drive-thru test site at city hall
All rights reserved.) WARREN, Mich. Warren is working with WSU/ACCESS to have another coronavirus (COVID-19) drive-thru testing site at Warren City Hall. The event will be held on Thursday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. They will be testing for coronavirus and coronavirus antibodies. Click here to RSVP for the test.
Center for Arab American Philanthropy grants $80K to national organizations to support coronavirus response efforts
DEARBORN, Mich. The Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) has granted $80,000 to Arab American organizations throughout the U.S. to support their response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As we all collectively face the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Arab American organizations across the country are in need of flexible, immediate support, says Maha Freij, CAAP Director. CAAP is proud to provide funding to these organizations that are doing incredible work in the areas of arts and culture, and direct services." -- it is a sigh of relief to know that CAAP is able to lend a hand. In times of crisis, every penny counts, but most importantly to know that we have shoulders to lean on has been the most comforting.MORE: Coronavirus News
COVID-19 antibody testing in Sterling Heights
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – With testing for active coronavirus becoming more readily available, there’s a new push for antibody testing as well. Cities, organizations and employers can request the team to visit; Wednesday they were in Sterling Heights testing essential workers. “What this testing will do is give us a better sense of how many people have been infected by the virus,” said Sterling Heights mayor Michael Taylor. “Maybe there’s an ability to donate blood and plasma to help other people if we were exposed to it,” he said. Again, this testing is being done and paid for by the Wayne State Physicians Group, ACCESS and Ford.
Dearborn partnership offers small business relief grants: How to apply
DETROIT – Dearborn, in partnership with community organizations, is launching a small business relief grant program for businesses struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. The Dearborn Small Business Relief Grant application opens on Monday, April 27, with a May 1 deadline, for grants up to $5,000 providing small businesses with 17 employees or less and sole proprietors located in Dearborn working capital during the COVD-19 crisis. Business owners who previously have been awarded a Michigan Small Business Relief Grant or the Wayne County/TCF Small Business Relief Loan Fund are not eligible to apply. Through a partnership initiated by NEI, the Dearborn Small Business Grant is being led and administered by ACCESS, the City of Dearborn, East and West Dearborn Downtown Development Authorities, and Warren and Dix/Vernor Business District Improvement Authorities. “This crisis has been a gut punch for every business owner out there,” said Cristina Sheppard-Decius, executive director of the East and West Dearborn DDAs.
More than 100 employers looking to hire at Dearborn job fair today
iStock/RBFriedMore than 100 companies are looking to hire at the ACCESS Autumn Job Fair in Dearborn on Wednesday. Organized by ACCESS, in collaboration with the Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (SEMCA) and Michigan Works!, the event will feature public and private institutions, and thousands of jobseekers with an array of skills and expertise. Here's what to know:When: Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Where: Ford Community & Performing Arts Center (15801 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, Michigan 48126)What to bring: Job seekers are encouraged to come dressed in business attire. Bring your resumes and portfolios! of Health & Human Services Michigan Dept.
Back-to-school health fair in Dearborn offers free physicals, immunizations
A back-to-school event in Dearborn on Friday is offering free physicals and immunizations. ACCESS is hosting their annual Back to School Health Fair on Friday. Here's the info:ACCESS' Child and Adolescent Health Center is offering FREE physicals and immunizations on a first come, first serve basis to all youth, ages 5-18. Bring all school physicals forms and immunization records with you. When: Friday, Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Where: 6450 Maple St, Dearborn, MI 48126Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.