G.P. Singh delivers some of the 700 P&J sandwiches made by the Sikh Dharamsal of San Antonio to the ⁦@safoodbank, where a drive-thru distribution Saturday was expected to feed 600 households.

Found in the Rivard Report, 22 April, 2020
UTSA Launches Program to Get Small Businesses Back on Sound Footing
The COVID-19 Business Recovery Accelerator (COBRA) will provide small businesses with no-cost counseling in finance, human resources, operations, marketing, and planning, and will also be focused on helping businesses pursue emergency funding and business loans.

Found in the Rivard Report, 22 April, 2020
It’s Time for San Antonio’s New Deal
We commend Judge Nelson Wolff and Mayor Ron Nirenberg for their strong leadership in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, but there is so much more that can and should be done to love our neighbors.

Visto en KWEX 41, 22 de abril 2020
La casa de los Spurs ofrece internet gratuito a estudiantes y trabajadores [The Spurs offer free internet to students and workers]
El AT&T Center, arena de los Spurs de San Antonio de la NBA, ofrece servicio de internet a trabajadores y estudiantes desde su estacionamiento. [The AT&T Center, the arena of the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA, offers free internet service to workers and students from its parking lot.]

Found in the Express-News, 23 April, 2020
San Antonio and Bexar County now has a number of groups tackling the COVID-19 crisis. Here’s a guide to them
Last month, Nirenberg and Wolff named five working groups — made up of City Council members, county commissioners, local business leaders, philanthropists and labor advocates — to tackle food shortages, economic losses and other fallout from COVID-19.

Seen on WOAI 4, 23 April, 2020
Local Muslims try to remain hopeful as COVID-19’s ‘new normal’ impedes Ramadan
Mayor Nirenberg: “The physical distancing is a demonstration of love and respect for each other. We stay apart so we can be together again in good health. We sacrifice now so we can spare each other the pain and illness sweeping through the world.”

Found in the express-News, 23 April, 2020
Pandemic thrusts our inequality into the spotlight
But the answers will require a citywide conversation and conviction, because it will require a redistribution of resources to level the playing field a bit. Maybe COVID-19 will finally force us to have the difficult conversations we’ve been avoiding.

Found in the Rivard Report, 23 April, 2020
Front Line Domestic Workers Deserve More
They are riding city buses as the rest of us shelter in place, caring for society’s most vulnerable, and cleaning up after us, despite the risks to their own well-being.

Seen on KENS 5, 23 April, 2020
SA City Council approves emergency housing assistance funding
“It is our duty to help the most vulnerable among us, and this crisis has created a true emergency.”

Seen on KSAT 12, 23 April, 2020
‘Little Library’ offers free art supplies for students amid COVID-19 pandemic
Students who use supplies also encouraged to take part in ‘SA YES Sidewalk Chalk Challenge’.

Found on Texas Public Radio, 232 April, 2020
Big Need Inspires San Antonio Artist To Do Something Small
“Hopefully what happens is that people understand that they can ‘take’ but other people can also ‘bring’ who can afford to do that.”

Found in the Express-News, 24 April, 2020
Helping folks during the coronavirus pandemic in San Antonio — one egg at a time
At a time when many San Antonians have stepped up to help those in need — making face masks, running errands for the elderly, assisting first-responders — her mission is as plain and homespun as a hard-boiled egg.

Found in the Rivard report, 25 April, 2020
Helping the Homeless Requires Making Real Connections
During this time of crisis, when all of us feel vulnerable and face uncertainty, it’s important to remember that each of us has a name. Each person infected by COVID-19 has a name. Each worker who lost their job has a name. A name matters and making a personal connection helps reframe our response to the situation at hand.

Found in the Rivard Report, 24 April, 2020
KLRN, Other PBS Stations Partner With TEA to Educate Via TV
This partnership could fill an important hole left by the digital divide, said KLRN’s Vice President of Education Melissa Galvan. Not every home has access to high-quality internet or devices, but most have a television with basic channels, including KLRN, she said.

Found on WOAI 4, 24 April, 2020
Spurs, City of S.A. team up to give game plan to fight COVID-19
Patty Mills: “Here is the game plan Spurs family: stay home, wash your hands, execute social distancing at all times. It’s time for team work and it’s our time to shine. Save lives by staying home.”

Found in the Rivard Report, 25 April, 2020
Sign Language Interpreters Are Translating a Pandemic
Every night, there’s been an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter at SA’s daily live broadcast, turning each phrase into gestures for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Found in the Express-News, 27 April, 2020
San Antonio Food Bank benefits from Sikh philosophy of ‘selflessness’
“Whatever you have, you should share with others before you consume yourself.”

Found in the Current, 27 April, 2020
San Antonio’s Sikh Community Raises Nearly $250,000 for the SA Food Bank
It surpassed its original call to action: provide one million pounds of food to the SA community.

Seen on KENS 5, 27 April, 2020
Catholic Worker House on east side continues to help those who need it amid coronavirus pandemic
“I thought we should stay open and be the one place, and be stationary and do the same thing we always do so people could count on us.”

Found in the Rivard Report, 27 April, 2020
Methodist Healthcare Ministries Awards $1.1 Million in South Texas for Coronavirus Relief
More than $400,000 will stay in Bexar County, given to @Child_Shelter, @safoodbank, @TXDIAPERBANK and Jewish Family Services.

Found in the Current, 27 April, 2020
San Antonio Fashion Designer Stacy Williams Donates Over 700 Face Masks to Frontline Workers
“I’m doing what little I can to help. Who knew sewing would be my superpower?”

Found in San Antonio Magazine, 27 April, 2020
Support the San Antonio Food Bank During To Go For Good
Restaurants offering meals for two or four in an effort to raise $150,000 for Food Bank.

Heard on Texas Public Radio, 27 April, 2020
Alamo Colleges Invests $10M To Waive Tuition, Outstanding Balances This Summer
Chancellor Mike Flores said the goal of the plan is to remove as many barriers as possible so students can stay in school even if they’re facing financial hardship.

Seen on WOAI 4, 27 April, 2020
Local art teacher delivers art supplies in pizza boxes for his students
He wanted to donate supplies to help out students who may not have supplies to use for distance learning.

Found in the Express-News, 28 April, 2020
Tap Pilam addressing pandemic while continuing its battle at the Alamo
American Indians of Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions, or AIT, has even been able to hire four people for its Community Action Response Effort, or CARE. With three other employees, they’ll form a crisis team to work with low-income people coping with the impact of COVID-19.

Found in the Current, 28 April, 2020
Local Specialty Foods Brand GoodHeart Donates 40,000 Meal Kits to San Antonio Families
When protein-rich donations to the San Antonio Food Bank began to dwindle earlier this month, “We immediately decided to turn on one of our lines, once a week, solely to feed these families.”

Found in UTSA Today, 29 April, 2020
Professor helps feed S.A.’s less fortunate during pandemic
UTSA social work professor Kimberly Goodwin started Neighbors Helping Neighbors, which raises money to purchase once-a-week meal deliveries from local restaurants to feed people.

Found in “H. E. Butt Foundation Echoes Magazine, 29 April, 2020
San Antonio nonprofits and funders step up in a time of need
“It’s not what poor people don’t do, it’s what they do in spite of.”

Found in the Express-News, 28 April, 2020
United Way starts online volunteering platform to help struggling San Antonio nonprofits during coronavirus pandemic
The website, https://saunited4good.org/ gathers such volunteer opportunities in one place. It also provides nonprofits an outlet to “tell their stories” and document how the pandemic —in lost dollars and volunteer hours — is affecting how they do their work.

Seen on KSAT 12, 28 April, 2020
San Antonio third grader sews masks for neighbors, healthcare workers, Bexar County constables
Mateo Alcorta just started sewing in February and has already made 1,000 masks.

Seen on KSAT 12, 28 April, 2020
South Side business owner, San Antonio Food Bank hosts food distributions in parking lots
“Lots of Love” is turning empty parking lots into hope for people in need.

Found in the Current, 29 April, 2020
Lots of Love Initiative Transforms South San Antonio Parking Lot Into Food Distribution Center
Lots of Love has raised more than $450,000 for the Food Bank — enough to feed 3,500 families in a part of town hit hardest by the economic calamity caused by the pandemic.


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