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2019 ALBEMARLE-CHARLOTTESVILLE NAACP FREEDOM FUND BANQUET

The Albemarle-Charlottesville Branch of the NAACP would like to thank our Charlottesville, and surrounding communities, for your show of support at our Friday, September 27th banquet. This was a very special night for our community. The J.P. Burley/UVA “HIDDEN NURSES” were honored – 17 of the nurses were in attendance. The tribute to the nurses was presented by Mrs. Marcha Payne Howard, the daughter of one of the hidden nurses – Mrs. Catherine Payne,, and was followed by a thank you song “Choice of Color”, sung by Ms. Tonia Ray.

We thank the University of Virginia School of Nursing for playing a major role in bring this project to a reality.

Another highlight of the evening was the presentation by our keynote speaker, Dr. Marcus Martin.

For those in attendance – we sincerely thank you!

JOIN US, BECAUSE – OUR WORK CONTINUES!

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MEDICAID ENROLLMENT

AUGUST 15,

2019 MEDICAID ENROLLMENT EVENT FOR CHARLOTTESVILLE AREA RESIDENTS

The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church-Unitarian Universalist and the Charlottesville-Albemarle NAACP will be holding an event to help enroll area residents who are now eligible for Medicaid. Gregg Winston, chair of the NAACP chapter’s Health Committee, says, “Healthcare is a Right, and we have been given a great opportunity via the newly-expanded Medicaid Program to provide coverage to low-income individuals and families. “Ann Forno, chair of the U U congregation’s Racial Justice Committee, says, “It is vital that the community works collectively to make healthcare available to all. ”The event will take place on Saturday, August 24 – from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and on Sunday, August 25 – from 12 to 2 PM at at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church-Unitarian Universalist, which is located at 717 Rugby Road, Charlottesville, 22903.

Trained NAACP members will be available to assist residents with enrollment. Parking is available on the streets around the church and in the church parking lot on Fendall Avenue. The church is located near the intersection of Rugby Road and Preston Avenue. It is on bus lines 5 and 8. Residents who think they may be eligible should gather as much of the needed information beforehand as possible. Information about Medicaid enrollment requirements can be found on the TJMC-U U website, uucharlottesville.org and atwww.coverva.org. For more information, call Ann Forno at 443-682-1522.