Councilmember Gates Visits with Vickery Meadow Community
City Councilmember Jennifer Gates and the Vickery Meadow Improvement District hosted an informational meeting with DISD and CDC representatives, faith-based organizations, nonprofits and business owners about the concerns of people who live at and near the Ivy Apartments.
The apartments have been at ground zero since a Liberian man living there was diagnosed with Ebola. Residents have been threatened, have experienced discrimination and are in desperate need of support services. A CDC representative spent the first part of the meeting talking about Ebola symptoms, how it’s transmitted and about the stigma sometimes associated with the virus.
“We are pleased to see the faith community working in solidarity with the Vickery Meadows neighborhood,” said Councilmember Gates. “Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect and I’m committed to working with these nonprofits and faith based groups to ensure that this happens.”
To support these efforts with a monetary contribution, visit the Communities Foundation at www.cftexas.org. To donate food, visit the Vickery Meadow Neighborhood Alliance Food Pantry, or if you would like to volunteer call Ellen Mata at the North Park Presbyterian Church at (214) 363-5457 extension 24 or email: [email protected]