Federal grant focuses on Parramore health

 The Coalition of 100 Black Women – Central Florida just received a grant from the federal Environmental Protection Agency to address pollution problems in Orlando’s Parramore community.

The grant, which will be managed by Lawanna Gelzer, is designed to reduce the impact of air pollution on the people who live in the historically black community, whose health and well-being have been largely overlooked by local government and leaders..

The grant will provide the resources to study the prevalence of asthma and other respiratory diseases on the residents of the community that is bracted by Interstate 4 and State Road 408 and filled with industrial businesses that use toxic chemicals.

The project will also share its findings with residents to ensure they are getting the proper health care.

This project will be kicked off with an online meeting that will be open to the community on Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m.

People can join that meet on the computer or by phone.

To connect by computer; go to Zoom.com

The Meeting ID: 85761189805

Pass code: 577663

Or you can call in by phone at 1-929-205-6099

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