9:16 PM / Saturday June 6, 2020

16 May 2020

The Links Incorporated, Philadelphia Chapter Supports COVID-19 Testing

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
May 16, 2020 Category: Local Posted by:

The Links Incorporated, Philadelphia Chapter is partnering with the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium to increase the availability of testing kits for COVID-19 in the African American community.


The most recent statistics have provided the alarming inequity in healthcare  in the community and the Philadelphia Chapter, the Founding Chapter, is making in access of $13,000 available to purchase kits to keep the momentum going in communities across the region. The need is evidenced by the tremendous turnout at sites as people wait diligently for hours to get tested.

Leah Shepard, President of the Philadelphia Chapter, says, “ It is our goal to provide assistance when needed, be it volunteering at our public schools, raising money for HBCUs or in this case, identifying a critical need and immediately answering the call financially.

The Links Incorporated is an organization of African American women, founded in Philadelphia in 1946 that is devoted to strengthening African American communities through fundraising, education, advocacy and volunteering. There are 15,000 members in 283 chapters located in 41 states, the District if Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and the United Kingdom.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Leave a Comment

Recent News


Mass gatherings, erosion of trust upend coronavirus control

June 5, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: In this Saturday, May 30, 2020, file photo, shows protesters demonstrating...


Prosecutors charge 3 more officers in George Floyd’s death

June 5, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: This combination of photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office...

Go With The-Flo

Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr payed for the multiple funerals of murdered George Floyd

June 5, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Floyd “Money” Mayweather ( Photo: RoidRanger/Shutterstock) By Florence Anthony Floyd “Money”...

Color Of Money

Top ways to reach your target market

June 5, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email FAMILY FEATURES An amazing product, a phenomenal business model and a great team...


Practical tips for caregivers facing a pandemic

June 5, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email FAMILY FEATURES Whether your role as a caregiver has you looking out for...


SUNscopes for the week of June 7

June 5, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email All Signs: Every few decades, Saturn and Pluto align; but this year, they...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff