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This morning Councilwoman Sandoval joined hundreds of volunteers including from the San Antonio Public Library, the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, the West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and many other organizations for the Greater. Safer. Together. Supply Pickup Day to help distribute supplies to small businesses and nonprofits in need of personal protective equipment for their employees.

Seen on KENS 5, 21 May, 2020
Southside ISD distributes “calming kits”
The DIY kits include items to help children cope with stress and anxiety.

Seen on WOAI 4, 21 May, 2020
San Antonio’s growing homeless population could soon have new overnight option
Last Chance Ministries might have a solution for people left without a home who do have a car but nowhere to park it safely at night.

Found on KSAT 12, 26 May, 2020
Former homeless woman spearheads plan with San Antonio church to help evicted families
Molly Wright hopes more churches transform parking lots into safe rest areas overnight for families living out of cars.


Seen on KSAT 12, 22 May, 2020
Check in on them: Don’t forget about seniors during pandemic, San Antonio psychiatrist says
Fear could leave some seniors vulnerable to abuse, exploitation.

Found in the Express-News, 22 May, 2020
From Meals on Wheels, food and grace
Navigating this pandemic — and recovering from it — will require the essentials of food, utilities, internet access and blood donations, but also the conviction to build and maintain lasting connections with our neighbors, and a willingness to look out for those who, even in the best of times, are often unseen.

Seen on KENS 5, 22 May, 2020
David Robinson delivers pizza to San Antonio’s frontline healthcare workers
The Admiral made a lunchtime stop by the San Antonio VA Hospital today.

Seen on KSAT 12, 22 May, 2020
Tik Tok, H-E-B partner to give $50 gift cards to nearly 3,000 San Antonio students
“Many of our parents have been unable to work to keep food on the table so I am proud [of] how the San Antonio community works together to help provide relief to families.”

Found on the Urban Land Institute web site, 21 May, 2020
Eight Open Spaces in the United States and Canada Selected as Finalists for the Urban Land Institute’s 2020 Urban Open Space Award
Yanaguana Garden is a finalist in the global competition that recognizes spaces that promote healthy, sustainable, and equitable outcomes.

Found in the Express-News, 23 May, 2020
Post-pandemic, an even better community
Over the past four months, we have learned a lot about ourselves and our society. It is important we take these lessons and build a better society for our families and businesses.

Found in the Rivard report, 23 May, 2020
Faith Leaders Pledge to Follow Health Guidelines as Texas Reopens
More than 70 leaders and organizations from the Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Hindu, Sikh, and Muslim communities signed “The Proclamation of Compassion and Care.”

Found in the Express-News, 24 May, 2020
San Antonio, chamber aim to collect, donate 50,000 face coverings to fight coronavirus
The mask drive, called Covered with Compassion, has already collected almost 17,000 face cloth coverings from almost 40 organizations in the business and faith communities.

Seen on KSAT 12, 25 May, 2020
San Antonio businesses team up with CASA to serve special meal to foster children
Deco Pizzeria donates pizza to roughly 350 kids amid COVID-19 pandemic.

Found in the Express-News, 26 May, 2020
Local nurse aids migrants amid coronavirus pandemic
Bencomo makes the four-hour drive to the border nearly every week after his shifts at the hospital.

Seen on KENS 5, 27 May, 2020
Surprise $50K donation kick-starts the Rowan Windham Memorial Cereal Drive
Thanks to a little help from a Spurs legend Sean Elliott and General Mills Cheerios the cereal drive is that much closer to their goal.

Found on the Trinity University web site, 14 May, 2020
COVID-19 and its Disproportionate Impact on San Antonio
Maybe COVID-19 will finally force us to have the really difficult conversations we’ve been avoiding and tackle the issues that plague us–inequality, segregation, and poverty.

Found in the Express-News, 27 May, 2020
San Antonio good Samaritan story receives national shine from ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’
Alamo Cycle Plex owner Dave Sears heard that nurse Mercedes Suarez’s bike was stolen and helped out by gifting a new 2019 Kawasaki 400 Ninja.

Seen on KSAT 12, 27 May, 2020
Tim Duncan Foundation, Spurs Give team up to donate $200K to San Antonio Food Bank for Spurs Cafe initiative
Organizations to donate $100K each to feed local families living in low-income apartments across San Antonio.


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