This week, the Little Caesar’s Love Kitchen dropped by San Antonio to share a slice of love with 800+ people at Haven for Hope & the Migrant Resource Center. Local Little Caesar’s franchisees & volunteers who brought an unexpected act of kindness to many people in our community. We publish this compassionate news roundup every Wednesday afternoon. If you want to get the news faster, follow us on Twitter @compassionNET1. And don’t forget to use the hashtag @compassionateSA so we can find YOUR compassionate actions!

Visto en KWEX 41, 3 de septiembre de 2019
Misioneras se unen para orar por los afectados por la crisis migratoria [Missionaries unite to pray for those affected by the immigration crisis]
El encuentro se realizó en el Colegio Católico Mexico americano y representó una oportunidad para reflexionar sobre la importancia de compartir el amor de Dios con quienes nos rodean. [The meeting was held at the Mexican American Catholic College and represented an opportunity to reflect on the importance of sharing God’s love with those around us.]

Seen on KENS 5, 4 September, 2019
Members of faith community say they shouldn’t pay fees for helping the homeless
They want council members to reduce or waive fees associated with planning and zoning, building code costs, food permits, property taxes and existing fines levied for non-compliance.

Seen on FOX 29, 4 September, 2019
More than $1.5M in proposed city budget to help rein in family violence
Metro Health has requested $250,000 for a sweeping community-wide effort — positive parenting programs — that includes seminars and parenting classes for the most vulnerable families.

Found in the Rivard Report, 6 September, 2019
San Antonio Receives $6.8 Million HUD Grant to Combat Youth Homelessness
A Homeless Youth Action Board is a requirement for every city that applies for grant funding through HUD’s Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program, because “direct input from youth with lived experience is necessary to target affected youth.”

Found in the Express-News, 6 September, 2019
S.A. gets almost $7M to prevent young adults from experiencing homelessness
It must be spent on preventing adults between age 18 to 24 from falling into homelessness, whether they’re couch-surfing college students or aging out of foster care with nowhere else to go.

Found in the Rivard Report, 6 September, 2019
City Council Continues to Make Affordable Housing a Priority
Mayor Nirenberg: “Our work must continue until all families have the opportunity to live with dignity and thrive in their communities.”

Seen on Spectrum News, 6 September, 2019
San Antonio Clubhouse Offers New Help on Southeast Side
Since 2003 the San Antonio Clubhouse has been a lifeline for people living with mental illnesses.

Found in the Current, 6 September, 2019
‘Canstruction’ Art Event Taking Over North Star Mall, Will Benefit San Antonio Food Bank
The annual event, which coincides with the San Antonio Food Bank’s Hunger Action Month, is a reminder that one in four San Antonio children struggle with hunger.

Seen on WOAI 4, 8 September, 2019
Local architects and engineers construct colossal structures using cans
The public can vote for the People’s Choice Award, which will be announced on September 25.

Found in the Express-News, 11 September, 2019
Annual Canstruction at North Star Mall fights hunger, delights with design
This year, teams representing the San Antonio chapters of the American Institute of Architects and the Society for Design Administration used a combined total of approximately 30,000 cans to build sculptures that will be on display at the mall through Sept. 21.

Found in the Express-News, 67 September, 2019
San Antonio’s Habitat starts fall campaign with plans to build 10 more homes to finish out 2019
Once all of the 10 homes planned for the Lenwood Heights neighborhood are completed and dedicated Nov. 16, San Antonio will have a total of 1,128 homes constructed since Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio was created in 1976.

Seen on KENS 5, 8 September, 2019
San Antonio Pets Alive! surpasses yearly goal of saving lives
The organization was able to save 4,300 animals.

Seen on KENS 5, 8 September, 2019
Former gang member working to make his neighborhood safer
Bennie Price was in prison for 20 years. Price has been out since 2016. Sunday at Menger Creek Park, Price shared his testimony and hosted a community gathering to spread peace.

Seen on KENS 5, 9 September, 2019
Pearl hosts special Grandparents Day event
The event, called Grandstories and Grandwisdom, brought together community leaders to share wisdom about aging, career and life stories.

Seen on WOAI 4, 9 September, 2019
Migrant Resource Center looking for volunteers, retired teachers to help out
The District 7 office is handling all teaching volunteers, so if you’re interested call 210-207-0870 to set up a time and you can help make the day of some young kids out there who are eager to learn.

Found in the Current, 9 September, 2019
Councilwoman Ana Sandoval Asks Retired Teachers to Volunteer at Migrant Resource Center to Help Educate Kids
Volunteering at the center usually requires seven or eight hour shifts, but reading to children can be done for a few hours. Speaking Spanish is not required for volunteers.

Found in the Express-News, 8 September, 2019
San Antonio Archbishop takes on climate change, urges protection for city’s historic missions
“The water, the air, the land. These are gifts given to us to be handed on to our grandchildren.”

Found in the Rivard Report, 9 September, 2019
Bexar County, Partners Launch Plans for Gun Violence Prevention Strategies
The plan is to buy gun locks and distribute them free of charge as well as fund a public education campaign for gun violence prevention.

Seen on KSAT 12, 9 September, 2019
Bexar County unveils 6 gun safety initiatives, including gun collection program
Salazar admitted that he’s not expecting a lot of people to take him up on his offer to store or turn in guns, but said any gun turned in has less of a chance of being stolen or misused.

Seen on Spectrum News, 8 September, 2019
San Antonio Fire Department to Form Task Force on Hoarding
All four fire fatalities this year in the city have involved hoarding. It’s difficult for people to get out of a burning home cluttered by hoarding and it’s difficult for firefighters to enter.

Seen on KENS 5, 9 September, 2019
Local salon helps kids with autism ease haircut worries
‘Any Baby Can’ trained every stylist at the Fantastic Sams Arbor Park salon on how to cut hair for children with sensory disorders.

Found on NOWCastSA, 10 September, 2019
San Japan magic is its inclusivity
The homegrown celebration of anime, manga and Japanese pop culture makes sure disabled fans have a safe, accessible place to fully enjoy themselves.


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