AT&T Contributes to Neighborhood Health and Casa Chirilagua to help with COVID-19 response in Chirilagua

The support from AT&T will help both organizations continue to offer COVID-19 testing and provide additional human services in the Chirilagua neighborhood.

Neighborhood Health and Casa Chirilagua have continued to offer COVID-19 testing and provide additional human services in the Chirilagua (or Arlandria) neighborhood, and AT&T has contributed $10,000 to support their efforts.

“Chirilagua has faced many challenges during this pandemic, so we wanted to do what we could to help.”

Garrett McGuire, Regional Director - AT&T External & Legislative Affairs

“At AT&T, we want to be there when our communities need us,” said Garrett McGuire, Regional Director of External & Legislative Affairs for AT&T. “Chirilagua has faced many challenges during this pandemic, so we wanted to do what we could to help.”

Neighborhood Health, a health clinic dedicated to providing high quality primary care regardless of ability to pay, received $5,000 from AT&T to help facilitate and increase COVID-19 testing in the Chirilagua community.

“AT&T’s donation comes at a critical time for testing in the Chirilagua neighborhood,” said Dr. Basim Khan, Executive Director at Neighborhood Health. “With this contribution, we were able to set up and administer testing and consultations at the Casa Chirilagua site. This additional testing is helping us identify and bring into care individuals who otherwise would have gone untested and unconnected to the care they need.”

Casa Chirilagua is using a $5,000 contribution from AT&T to expand its human services outreach in the neighborhood. They have been responding to the emergency needs of 120 families who participate in their programs.

“AT&T’s response to the needs in the community brings a message of hope to those who have been terribly impacted by this crisis and ensures families have what they need to withstand this pandemic,” said Casa Chirilagua Executive Director Adriana Gómez Schellhaas. “Together, we can get through this, and we are extremely grateful for AT&T’s support of the community and for leading the way to a better future!”.

AT&T’s support is part of AT&T Believes℠, a company-wide effort to make a meaningful impact in local communities.   To learn more about how AT&T is supporting communities during the current crisis, visit https://about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html.

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