Above, kids who can’t leave the hospital still get the summer camp experience via Camp University Kids at the University Health System.

The Compassion Here! weekly news roundup is published every Wednesday. (It may be a little skimpy over the next few weeks as the volunteer who collects the news stories is on vacation and without reliable internet access.) If you want the stories as they are reported, follow us on Twitter @compassionNET1. Use the hashtag #compassionateSA so we can find YOUR compassionate acts!

Found in the Rivard Report, 25 July, 2018
New Homeless Alliance Director Pulls From Personal Experience to Effect Change
I am impressed by the network of care for the city’s homeless population…a lot of other cities and counties throughout the U.S. believe that they can arrest their way out of homelessness.

Found in the Rivard Report, 25 July, 2018
More Than Neighbors, Mexico and San Antonio Are Family
I invite you to look around and discover the testimonies of all the positive, constructive, and friendly ties that bind us together.

Seen on KSAT 12, 25 July, 2018
Military spouse job program thriving in San Antonio
“Although it is (Military) City USA, there’s a gap here.” The San Antonio Network started about a year ago and already has about 750 members.

Seen on FOX 29, 25 July, 2018
Assistance League helping underprivileged kids get clothing, school supplies
Giving them something brand new, and not having the other students know where it comes from, helps keep children from being bullied or teased.

Seen on KENS 5, 25 Jul 2018
Meet ‘Mr. Birthday,’ a volunteer who throws foster kids their first birthday party
“When we do this this, they get to forget about all the stuff that going on and just be a kid,” said Ruiz, who won the United Way’s Crisis Intervention Volunteer of the Year for being Mr. Birthday.

Found in the PBS New Hour, 25 July, 2018
Tears, hugs and help: Church groups assist reunited families
“We’re going to do what’s right for them,” Catholic Charities’ Gutierrez said. “For now, this is all we can do.”

Found in the Rivard Report, 26 July 2018
Kids Inspire a Brighter San Antonio at The DoSeum’s Tricentennial Exhibit
“We want to help them take this spark of inspiration and give them an actionable first step to their future.”

Found in the Express-News, 26 July, 2018
West Side arts space The Parish a haven for priced-out artists
People in art co-working spaces thrive, because of a culture of cooperation such situations engender.

Found on WOAI 4, 26 July, 2018
Local volunteers seek to improve community during World Clean Up Day
The event is a campaign, organized by the World Mission Society Church of God, seeking to improve environment and improve our communities.

Seen on KENS 5, 26 July, 2018
Nonprofits help families with vouchers for school supplies and backpacks
“Grandparents who may be in their years of retirement or are planning those kinds of things, so to now take on children on a limited income is difficult, so that can be a challenge to purchase things they need.”

Seen on News 4 San Antonio, 26 July, 2018
Catholic Charities pushes through family unification deadline
“This has been about helping families and it will continue to be so, even days weeks, probably years after this deadline.”

Also in the Express-News, 26 July, 2018
Attempting to make the court deadline, immigrant families reunited across the country
“I suffered so much. I just kept waiting for the day to see my daughter again.”

Visto en KWEX 41, 26 July, 2018
Director de Caridades Católicas confirmó la reunificación de más de 160 familias [Director of Catholic Charities confirmed the reunification of more than 160 families]
Los trabajos para esta organización no terminan, ya que al ser la fecha límite esperan la llegada de más inmigrantes. [The work for this organization does not end, after the deadline, more immigrants will arrive.]

Found on Culture Map, 26 July 2018
Dine out for a good cause at these 5 charitable San Antonio restaurants and bars
These eateries feed your belly and soul.

Found on WOAI 4, 26 July, 2018
Over 50,000 applicants waiting for affordable housing in San Antonio
“It’s unfair to a client to say you know, hey, put yourself on this wait list and then they think they’re going to be housed right away when reality that wait is 4-7 years.”

Seen on KENS 5, 26 July, 2018
CPS Energy good Samaritans help man who collapsed on a hot day
“It was natural instinct to go help someone out, you know? You see them in trouble, so thank God we get trained on it.”


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