San Antonio-area student donates bone marrow to save Arizona boy’s life
That makes a San Antonio-area student’s quest to share her bone marrow certainly inspiring. Bree Randle had no idea her bone marrow might be needed until a chance encounter after band practice. Kwincy Lassiter has fought off pain crisis after pain crisis year after year, the most common sickle cell symptom. He was matched with a bone marrow donor several years earlier, but that donor backed out for an unknown reason. For more information on how to register to be a bone marrow donor, check out www.bethematch.org.
Local college donates over 380 pounds of food to San Antonio Food Bank
SAN ANTONIO More than 380 pounds of food have been donated to the San Antonio Food Bank by a local college, thanks to a community garden they have on campus. During COVID-19 the community garden at Palo Alto College has been supplying fresh produce to the food bank everything from tomatoes, peppers, jalapenos, and corn. Being able to have this produce go to the food bank allows us to still be able to reach out to community members that are in need, Flores said. Typically, the food harvested goes to community members or is donated to the colleges food pantry. RELATED: San Antonio Food Bank holds day of service to honor George Floyd
Walmart stores raise more than $25K for San Antonio Zoo
SAN ANTONIO Local Walmart stores donated more than $25,000 to the San Antonio Zoo to go toward caring for animals amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Walmart officials raised the funds and presented the check to the zoo Thursday afternoon. The zoo closed for 10 weeks due to the pandemic and reopened to the general public beginning June 1st. RELATED: San Antonio Zoo announces reopening date
Here’s how you can support the fight against racial injustice without leaving your home
Color of Change is the largest online racial injustice organization. It’s a great place to donate to help fight racial injustices. If there is any organization that has been fighting for social justice and change for years and years, it’s the ACLU. Not only does it fight for racial justice, it fights for women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights and so much more. This is pretty simple: The petition is asking for justice for George Floyd’s death.