Non-profits work to educate 2,600 Delawareans about COVID-19

DELAWARE – Two Delaware non-profits are teaming up to educate 26-hundred residents who they say live in communities that are more vulnerable during this pandemic.

HELP Initiative Inc. and Energize Delaware usually educate people about energy efficiency and public safety but starting this week they’re focusing on COVID-19 education. Their bi-lingual staff members are calling about 200 clients each day across Georgetown, Seaford, Milford, Laurel and Dover. The goal is to offer easy to understand information about COVID-19 prevention methods as well as the importance of getting tested. They tell 47 ABC they’re working directly with state health officials to reach clients they already have a trusting relationship with.

“They might not react or reach out to a medical facility but are probably more susceptible to respond to us because of having made some contact with them over the last couple of years,” says Harold Stafford with HELP Initiative Inc.

The calls that residents receive will be by a person and not an automated machine which means staff will also be able to answer any other questions people may have. The information is available in English, Spanish and French-Creole.

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