San Antonio Humane Society campuses need repair after several pipes burst due to winter storm
SAN ANTONIO – Just like so many in our viewing area the San Antonio Humane Society has experienced severe water damage from several busted pipes. Both of the nonprofit’s locations -- the main campus on Fredericksburg Road and its Brooks Spay and Neuter clinic on the South Side -- had split pipes from last week’s severe cold weather. The organization said the no kill animal shelter’s Brooks clinic had such severe damage that the staff there is working out of the main campus until the damage can be repaired. “Just like everyone else, this leak is going to be costly to our organization,” Kim Hinze, Director of Development & Public Relations for the San Antonio Humane Society said. AdThe nonprofit said thankfully the main campus that houses their animals didn’t loose power for long periods of time and that the animals were kept dry, warm and safe.
San Antonio Zoo losing $500,000 a week due to closure during COVID-19 pandemic
SAN ANTONIO – It hasn’t even been a month since the coronavirus pandemic has kept animal enthusiasts (and their money) away from the San Antonio Zoo, but the nonprofit is already reeling from the sudden financial blow. Jennifer Pue, director of public relations and integrated marketing, told KSAT.com that the zoo is dependent on revenue from visitors, donations and grants. Explore the San Antonio Zoo from your couchWith the zoo closed, she said, it is losing about $500,000 in revenue per week. The San Antonio Zoo is registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019.
Restaurant workers could receive $500 grant for coronavirus relief
For employees in the restaurant industry who have been furloughed during the pandemic, there is a Restaurant Employee Relief Fund that offers $500 grants to help during times of hardship. Emergency rental assistance program to help unemployed San Antonians pay rent amid coronavirus pandemicThe grant is a one-time payout for workers who meet certain requirements. “Through this Fund, grants will be made to restaurant industry employees who have been impacted by COVID-19, including a decrease in wages or loss of employment,” according to the fund’s website. Additionally, your primary source of income for the last year must have come from the restaurant industry. Grants are only given to restaurant workers who live in the United States, an overseas U.S. military base, or any U.S. territory, according to the website.
Resources for hospitality workers hit hard by coronavirus around San Antonio
Guide to unemployment benefits for Texans laid off during coronavirus pandemicWhile many businesses are giving free food and products to health care workers, KSAT started looking into what services and benefits are available for hospitality industry workers. Here’s what we found:HospitALLity House is providing free meals for hospitality workers, including those in the restaurant industry who are facing financial hardship. Smokey Mo’s BBQ is offering 40 meals per store at the San Antonio, Boerne, Spring Branch and New Braunfels locations for hospitality industry workers. The Winechester in Alamo Heights is offering a free meal and a produce bag to hospitality workers every week on Tuesday. How Texas renters can get answers to housing, payment questions amid coronavirus pandemicCOVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019.
These Texas organizations are helping people during the pandemic — and here’s how can you, too
Local chapters of the Salvation Army in Texas are also offering a variety of services, including shelter, addiction services and curbside pickup for groceries. Texans can donate directly to the Salvation Army Texas on its website or to their local chapters, which can be found here. The Meals on Wheels Texas website allows Texans to search for local Meals on Wheels chapters that are providing meals to elderly individuals that can be picked up or home delivered. The Texas Education Agency launched the Texas Students MealFinder Map with a list of local education agency facilities serving meals in their communities. Disclosure: Feeding Texas, the Texas Association of Community Health Centers and Comcast have been financial supporters of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that is funded in part by donations from members, foundations and corporate sponsors.
San Antonio Pets Alive lowers adoption fees to $10, asks for fosters
SAN ANTONIO – Local shelters are asking people to not forget about animals as they self-quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic. San Antonio Pets Alive! San Antonio Pets Alive! (San Antonio Pets Alive!) remains open, the San Antonio Humane Society has decided to close its doors.