Nonprofits helping San Antonio’s homeless population not seeing uptick of people despite dangerous temperatures
Rising temperatures are making outside conditions dangerous in San Antonio, and people experiencing homelessness are at a high risk of suffering from heat exhaustion. Despite the heat, nonprofits say they are not seeing an uptick in people seeking help.
Border relief agencies appeal for help of their own to meet growing demand
SAN ANTONIO – Relief groups, many of them faith-based organizations, are appealing for help of their own to meet the needs that are growing along the border. “We’re seeing increased traffic, and we’re expecting that to continue,” said Dan Klein, chair of the Interfaith Welcome Coalition. Klein said those groups and the Interfaith Welcome Coalition itself still need more of the public’s help. The coalition is appealing for donations and volunteers on its Facebook page and specific items on its Amazon wishlist. So does the Val Verde Humanitarian Border Coalition, along with an appeal for donations and volunteers on its Facebook page.
Nonprofits look for direct community support after Fiesta 2020 cancellation
SAN ANTONIO – More than 100 nonprofits are looking for a plan-B after Fiesta San Antonio 2020 was canceled after officials had postponed the event for November. Fiesta San Antonio canceled in 2020, officials announceBarton Simpson, the commander of the Texas Cavaliers, said his organization was prepared but disappointed by the cancellation. Simpson said organization members are committed to working hard for those agencies so they can make it to the next Fiesta event. Fiesta ‘encouraging’ nonprofits to honor 2020 tickets for 2021 eventsKatrina Campbell, with Brighton SA, said they have jumped into fundraising mode already. Campbell says about $100,000 in presold tickets for the 2020 Fiesta event has been donated back to the organization since the event was canceled.
SA Food Bank changes impacting partnering nonprofits’ way of helping hungry families in communities
The nonprofits said just when they have had to step up fast to meet needs during the coronavirus crisis, their primary source of food, the San Antonio Food Bank, is changing its policy. Instead of having multiple sites, the food bank intends to provide needed food in the community through the creation of county mega sites. The San Antonio Food Bank is asking nonprofit partner agencies to preregister their clients for the county mega sites by filling out a form on the food bank website. Additionally, the Food Bank has already announced a few lunch and neighborhood food giveaways they have on the calendar. San Antonio Food Bank launches ‘Neighbor Helping Neighbor’ response effortCOVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019.