When the coronavirus pandemic struck America, infecting and hospitalizing thousands of New York City residents in a matter of weeks, Natasha Gonzales knew she needed to do something. Then as the virus invisibly crept its way to San Antonio and shelter-in-place orders were issued, she delivered meals to seniors and then volunteered with the San Antonio Food Bank.
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 rudyarispe on Jun 1 2020 - 10:18am
Written by rudyarispe on May 18 2020 - 2:20pm
Mary Flores didn’t realize just how much 1 ton of produce was until she arrived at River City Produce to see her donation being given to several local nonprofits and group homes on May 13. It’s enough to feed about 4,000 people.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on May 14 2020 - 2:24pm
The state of Texas is easing some restrictions, but the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are deep and lasting across the community. Many residents have suffered job loss or furloughs, others have been unable to gain immediate physical or mental healthcare access. Others cannot afford to buy food or other basic necessities. But several area organizations are furnishing a variety of services to help the public. Here are a few:
Written by rudyarispe on May 10 2020 - 11:35am
For healthcare workers and first responders who like to hit the road on their motorcycles, Caliente Harley-Davidson would like to thank them for risking their health and safety during the coronavirus outbreak by offering free scheduled maintenance services through May 30.
Written by Andrew Gordon on May 4 2020 - 6:50pm
Sometimes in our lives we all have pain We all have sorrow The announcement of Bill Withers’ death by his family on April 3 was a mere footnote in history, lost among the urgency of the current global health pandemic. Paradoxically, Withers’ most popular and familiar recording has increasingly become part of the collective national consciousness, just as it has countless times before in time of personal crisis, disaster and suffering.
Written by Eileen Pace on May 4 2020 - 11:15am
Home-stitched mask-making took off after the Center for Disease Control suggested the public wear cloth masks for the protection of others, advice reinforced by San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff.
Written by rudyarispe on Apr 29 2020 - 11:55am
Joining the list of other San Antonio distilleries that are doing the same, Alamo Distilling has begun producing hand sanitizer to meet public demand for hand sanitizer, but also to generate new revenue to stay in operation during the coronavirus crisis. “Right now, we have prioritized hand sanitizer production, but still maintain beverage products being bottled and supported,” said Noel Burns, Alamo Distilling president and co-founder. “We are committed to making these safety products needed most in our community right now.”
Written by rudyarispe on Apr 29 2020 - 11:00am
With people everywhere looking to add an extra layer of protection to their homemade, cloth masks, a San Antonio company is offering a viable solution: air filter inserts. “We’ve heard of people using coffee filters and vacuum bags to put in between their cloth masks,” said David Dilling, president of Filters4Air, which has manufactured HVAC air filters for commercial and residential customers since 1995. “We provide air filter inserts that people can place inside their cloth masks for the extra protection they are looking for.”
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Apr 15 2020 - 7:05pm
Closures and shelter-in-place orders brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic mean even more stress, especially for many middle- and low-income families and individuals, and people suffering in abusive situations. There is support and help for people struggling with mental and emotional health issues, and those without adequate shelter who need assistance in this overwhelmingly difficult time.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Apr 13 2020 - 11:55am
More and more businesses, individuals and organizations are heeding the call to help in COVID-19 outbreak recovery efforts. Here are some local relief efforts, and some ways you can help others: