For her Capstone project at the New Leaders Council, NLC Fellow Leanne (Lee) Martinez collected menstrual products for the Battered Women and Children’s Shelter and promoted women’s health awareness. We publish this compassionate news roundup every Wednesday. If you want to get the news sooner, follow us on Twitter @compassionNET1. And don’t forget to use the hashtag #compassionateSA so we can find YO)UR compassionate acts!
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints donated 1000 fans to Catholic Charties’ Project Cool, a program providing free box fans to seniors to reduce heat-related illness and death.
Found in the Express-News, 6 June, 2019
San Antonio’s matriarch of annual Jimenez dinner left legacy of service
“That’s where you see that my mom wasn’t just helping,” Patricia Jimenez said. “She understood what people deal with and the importance of giving back.”
Found in the Tivard Report, 6 June, 2019
Recognizing Domestic Violence as an Economic Issue Can Save Lives
Low economic status can prevent life-saving choices like leaving an abusive relationship and impact the workplace via absenteeism, lost productivity & medical costs.
Seen on KSAT 12, 7 June, 2019
Local program teaching teen girls in foster care life skills
“Each of these girls has a community of people that surround them and support them.”
Seen on KSAT 12, 6 June, 2019
How handicap friendly is San Antonio?
Man creates Handi App to rate places, share information about accessibility.
Seen on WOAI 4, 6 June, 2019
French speakers needed to volunteer as translators during asylum process
“Nobody give me money, nobody give me this, this, this,” Apolini Kulimushi, originally from Tanzania, said. “I help because I see they’re a person like me.”
Found in the Rivard Report, 7 June, 2019
Councilman Roberto Treviño Organizes Soccer Game As Respite for Migrant Children
He organized the game as a way to give migrant kids a chance to take a break and play. Soccer is their comfort zone, he said.
Found in the Express-News, 7 June, 2019
United Way, Pre-K 4 SA offer to organize business alliance for child care providers
The hope is to free up time and resources for providers to focus on high quality learning.
Seen on WOAI 4, 7 June, 2019
H-E-B to distribute ice today for those impacted by Thursday’s storms
The H-E-B Emergency Response team will be onsite from 4-6 p.m. today at Woodlawn Park (1103 Cincinnati Ave.) to distribute ice to those impacted by the power outages.
Seen on KSAT 12, 7 June, 2019
Congolese asylum-seekers given taste of home
As she prepared the food, OB-GYN Patience Miller said she hoped it would give the asylum-seekers “some comfort, just knowing somebody cares that they’re here.”
Found in the Express-News, 9 June, 2019
Mitchell Lake cleanup draws volunteers from across San Antonio
“I love to see the changes in the land and the hard work that pays off.”
Seen on KENS 5, 9 June, 2019
Art installation aims to raise awareness about gun violence and domestic violence
The goal is have someone take a photo between “heal” and “SA” and the person is symbolic of the healing that needs to happen.
Seen on KENS 5, 10 June, 2019
Foster parents get a break with babysitters
The strict state requirements for providing respite care (babysitting) for a foster child has made the task of finding childcare nearly impossible for many foster families.
Found on the Grounded Solutions Network web site
ForEveryoneHome: Cohort Cities Chosen for Inclusive Housing Policy Initiative
The 18-month initiative is designed to engage and support cohort cities’ lower-income residents and communities and help counter the impacts of past policies and practices like redlining, race-based restrictive covenants and predatory lending.
Found in the Express-News, 10 June, 2019
University Hospital tapped by state for maternal care program
Each year, University delivers about 3,200 babies, about 80 percent them carried to term during high-risk pregnancies.