CA Lawmaker Meets With East Bay Volunteers Helping Afghan Refugees Find Food, Housing, Social ServicesCongressman Mark DeSaulnier met with volunteers at the Noor Islamic Cultural Center in Concord to begin planning relief efforts for Afghans refugees -- food, housing, interpreters, social services and help for families.
COVID Vaccines: UCSF Study Explores Vaccination Immunity QuestionsWith one in for Californians now at least partly vaccinated against COVID-19, questions are surfacing about the durability of the vaccine and how long will it protect the recipient from the virus.
Asian American Attacks: Volunteers Chaperoning Seniors in Oakland Chinatown to Ease ConcernsSince the Atlanta spa shootings earlier this week, a group that offers chaperone service to seniors in Oakland Chinatown said they saw a big increase in the number of volunteers.
COVID: Napa Co. Seeks Volunteers To Implement Plan To Turn Fairgrounds Into Mass Vaccination SiteNapa County is looking into turning its fairgrounds into pop-up vaccination sites. In order to do that, they need volunteers so Napa County is asking its residents to step up once again.
'Forever Oakland' Brings Volunteers Together to Tackle Trash PickupGreg “Griz” Jones' “Forever Oakland” initiative has grown over the years into a dedicated group of volunteers who show up on Saturdays to do the dirty work of beautification the city won’t do.
San Jose Residents Organizing Freeway Trash CleanupSome residents and business owners are fed up with Caltrans and the city of San Jose over the lack of trash cleanup and maintenance of freeway landscaping.
Phase 3 Clinical Trial For COVID-19 Vaccine Begins; Test Participants SoughtThe fight against COVID-19 marked a major milestone on Monday as the final trial involving an experimental vaccine began in the United States.
San Francisco Community Group Gives Support To Seniors Isolated By COVID-19A group of volunteers in San Francisco on Wednesday worked together to bring some sunshine into the lives of seniors who have been isolating from COVID-19 for months.
Coronavirus Update: Contra Costa County Seeks Contact Tracing VolunteersContra Costa County health officials are seeking volunteers to be "contact tracers" to research the connections between people who have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus and others who may have potentially been infected.
Better Together: Volunteers Phone In To Keep Seniors Company During Shelter-In-PlaceThe shelter-in-place order is particularly hard on senior citizens who live alone. An increasing number of them are reaching out for connections and volunteers are answering the call.
Better Together: San Jose Church's Massive Food Giveaway Draws Overwhelming CrowdsThe amount of hunger and hardship caused by the coronavirus was put into perspective at Cathedral of Faith church in San Jose, where hundreds of cars lined up for an organized food giveaway on Thursday.
Call For Volunteers To Bring Meals, Prescriptions To South Bay Seniors, High-Risk ResidentsSanta Clara County Helping Hands called on healthy residents Friday to volunteer to bring meals and prescriptions to local seniors and people who are immunocompromised during the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Coronavirus Has Food Banks Using Drive-Thrus, New Assembly Lines To Prevent Cross-ContaminationThe COVID-19 pandemic is forcing many companies to rethink the way they operate to prevent cross-contamination, including local food banks. Some believe they will actually be stronger because of it.
Salvation Army Volunteers Deliver Thousands Of Christmas Meals In SFHundreds of volunteers spent their Christmas morning at the Salvation Army preparing and delivering thousands of meals to people in need across San Francisco.
Berkeley Volunteer Helps Household Repairs For Those In NeedAs people get older, it can get harder to keep up with home maintenance and repairs. For nearly 30 years, a Berkeley woman has helped make sure those in need get such services for free.