DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Black Lives Matter Dayton team launched a citywide effort to help reduce the impact of COVID-19 in the Dayton Black community.

 On Saturday, September 18, A release said BLMD’s  ‘Shot for life’ campaign will be providing food, vaccines, test kits and masks to at-risk communities at the Desoto Bass Courts at 1031 Hughes Place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Black Lives Matter Dayton has joined forces with ZIKS Family Pharmacy and Greater Dayton Premier Management in hopes of reducing the impact of COVID -19 in the community.

The organization said it will be focusing its efforts on those ages 25 to 29, which Dayton and Montgomery Health have said have the highest rate of COVID-19 cases. However, BLMD said the event is open to everyone 12 and older.

Black Lives Matter Dayton will continue to hold these events in future weeks.