“Faith in the City, Seeking to Do Good in the City of Euclid and Beyond…”
On Friday, August 21st, 2020, Faith in the City, in collaboration with Euclid City Hall, MetroHealth Medical Center and Cuyahoga County Board of Health, offered free COVID-19 testing to the City of Euclid and beyond. Individuals desiring to be tested did not need to have a prescription or specific symptoms. The only requirement was that they pre-register.
The testing was offered in a “drive-thru” fashion as well as “walk-ups.” Packets containing masks, hand-sanitizers, gloves, voter registration and census information were also distributed. Many have been concerned that Cuyahoga County was without testing for months, despite the fact that the County was given the 2nd highest level alert for the virus. In an effort to address this concern in the City of Euclid, Faith in the City worked diligently to collaborate with partners to offer testing to our residents and surrounding areas. In keeping with the scriptural guidance to “do justly, love mercy and walk humbly with God,” (Micah 6:8) Faith in the City strives to be a blessing, promoting the “beloved community” concept. We do so through addressing social justice matters such as food insecurity, voter suppression, education, health care disparities, and issues concerning brutality and law enforcement in communities of color. We were honored and surprised when we received a letter of commendation from The Ohio House of Representatives, presented by Representative Kent Smith, of the 8th District! Faith in the City is a religious organization comprised of churches, clergy and faith leaders across the Greater Euclid area.