By Emily Hernandez and María Méndez, The Texas Tribune
The Stories of The Helpers During COVID-19
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’”
~ Mister Rogers
Written by Texas Tribune on May 25 2022 - 1:35pm
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Feb 22 2021 - 7:32pm
San Antonio residents may be able to get financial help to repair water pipes broken in the freezing weather under the Community Pipe Repair fund - CPR fund - announced in partnership with the San Antonio Water System, the San Antonio Spurs and Wells Fargo. Mayor Ron Nirenberg said early tallies found more than 3,000 SAWS customers had to shut off their water because of broken pipes from the disastrous February storm. "We think there may be many more than that, and this is precisely why we put together this relief fund," he said.
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Feb 20 2021 - 1:37pm
The City of San Antonio, Bexar County and the San Antonio Food Bank Bottle and Water distribution closed on March 4 at 5 p.m. after distributing more than 5,000 flats of water. The City will continue to provide bottled water delivery to vulnerable residents including homebound seniors and apartment complexes with no drinking water through March 6, 2021. Delivery availability is limited but can be requested by calling 311.
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Jan 12 2021 - 12:08pm
VIA Metropolitan Transit will offer complimentary transportation for any person traveling to or from an appointment at a City/County-sponsored COVID-19 vaccination site—including the Alamodome, Wonderland of the Americas Mall, and others—beginning Monday, January 11, and until further notice.
Written by City of San Antonio on Jan 8 2021 - 4:21pm
Updated as of January 15th: The San Antonio Metro Health District has received another 9,000-dose shipment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines and will begin booking appointments today for the Alamodome next week. WellMed has also received another 9,000 doses that will be distributed at two City of San Antonio senior centers next week.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Dec 7 2020 - 12:40pm
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Dec 5 2020 - 6:42pm
San Antonio's "What Will It Take" campaign enlisted local artists to encourage people to do their part to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Written by Linda Papayanopolus on Oct 6 2020 - 3:10pm
As the COVID-19 pandemic has forced students, senior citizens and many workers to shift their lives online, the lack of internet access has exacerbated an already unacceptable problem for thousands of San Antonio residents in low-income households.
Written by Brandy Ruiz on Aug 7 2020 - 6:29pm
Author Susan Bernardo and illustrator Courtenay Fletcher performed readings of their books, “Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs” and “The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm,” and gave an in-depth lecture about bibliotherapy and creativity and how to guide children to develop emotional intelligence. The virtual workshop, webcast to more than 1,150 child care professionals, was sponsored by Voices for Children of San Antonio and ChildCareGroup of Dallas.