ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A nonprofit will bring more COVID-19-related resources to western North Carolina’s Spanish-speaking immigrant communities.
The Asheville Citizen-Times reported Monday that Hola Carolina has received a $308,000 grant.
The grant was awarded by the Winston-Salem-based Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. The goal of the grant is to improve the dissemination of information about COVID-19 and expand access to virus-related health resources.
The area’s immigrant communities have been been gravely and disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services says that 8% of North Carolinians who have died from COVID-19 have been Hispanic.
“Health equity is when all members of society enjoy a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible,” Hola Carolina Executive Director Adriana Chavela said.