These wonderful ladies from the San Antonio Chapter of the American Sewing Guild handmade beautiful Easter clothes for the children at the Children’s Shelter.This compassionate news roundup is published every Wednesday. If you want the news faster, follow us on Twitter @compassionNET1. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #compassionateSA so we can find YOUR compassionate acts!
Seen on KENS 5, 10 April, 2019
City asks its employees to help with migrants at resource center
In an email from the director of Human Services, administrators are asking city employees to donate clothes or their time to greet families arriving at a small space set up to accommodate those arriving from Central America.
Found in the Express-News, 11 April, 2019
San Antonio’s visually impaired get the news on Owl Radio
Volunteers put in about 7,400 hours a year that “help us in our mission to foster hope, offer help and promote independence for people with vision loss.”
Found on the SA 2020 web site, April, 2019
Council Districts By The Numbers
To better understand our community’s progress & challenges, SA2020 put together profiles of City Council districts. When we take a closer look at the data, we can see where we need to implement programs & policies or distribute resources.
Seen on FOX 29, 11 April, 2019
Community joins together to remember crime victims, survivors
“When I look at the individuals gathered here today, I know in my heart that a victim of crime will never stand alone in our city.”
Seen on KENS 5, 12 April, 2019
San Antonio Prison Wives group empowering women through community
A Facebook group started in 2017 has blossomed into a tight-knit support system for a band of San Antonio women married to men behind bars.
Found on Spectrum, 11 April, 2019
Community Helping Influx of Hundreds of Migrants Daily
“The pouring out of love, support and compassion from the entire community including the city of San Antonio employee family has been incredible.”
Found in the Express-News, 14 April, 2019
Compassion includes working through disagreements
“We should overcome our resistance and open our hearts to a more profound understanding, insight, empathy and, ultimately, compassion.”
Found on the Palo Alto College web site
Spotlight Series: Dr. Amanda Salinas
“We get a lot of students who were always told: ‘You can’t do it,’ ‘You don’t belong in college,’ and ‘You don’t need an education, go to work,'” said Salinas. “Those are the ones that I love.”
Found in the Express-News, April 14, 2019
San Antonio swimmer raises $90,000 for Habitat for Humanity home
Troy Jessee, who owns Troy Jessee Construction, swam 3.5 miles of open water from San Jose Island to Key Allegro Island to raise $80,000 to build a Habitat for Humanity San Antonio house. The new home was one of 14 habitat homes dedicated on April 13.
Found in the Public Health Report, 15 April, 2019
Profile: Dr. Amelie Ramirez, Salud! America
“Caring is important and segregated approaches just don’t work — especially because in the end, we all want the best for our communities, and the chance to lead a healthy life.”
Found in the Express-News, 14 April, 2019
Chief appraiser talks booms, tax bills and growing up poor
Now we have a rule here: You’ll treat everybody who comes through that door, no matter what frame of mind they’re in, like they’re my mom. I love my mom, and you better, too.
Seen on KENS 5, 15 April, 2019
Shining student nominations open for Breakfast of Champions
“The possibilities are really endless for kids in San Antonio to really make a significant impact.”
Seen on KSAT 12, 16 April, 2019
Teenage parents learn how to keep children safe from abuse, neglect
New or expecting mother and fathers from school districts throughout Bexar County were taught how to handle crying babies, learned about poison control, domestic violence and other topics.
Seen on KENS 5, 16 April, 2019
2,500 migrants came through San Antonio last week
“We’ll be able to efficiently and compassionately respond to whatever happens because our motivation is how can we help you get to your ultimate destination.”
Seen on WOAI 4, 16 April, 2019
San Antonio councilman wants baby changing stations required
“Everybody should be able to change their baby’s diapers in clean, safe facilities and this new ordinance will make family outings a safer and more dignified experience for parents and babies.”
Found in the Houston Chronicle, 17 April, 2019
San Antonio program moves low-skilled workers into middle class
The challenge is convincing taxpayers that poverty is a treatable condition, not a moral failing.