March of 2020 turned all of our lives on their heads, especially those of patients, medical personnel and the newly unemployed and all news is now focused on the pandemic. This does not change the underlying fact that a much larger threat to our well-being is still lurking. Climate Change marches on and, while we have been robbed of in-person Earth Day celebrations, it is still beholden to us to do something on a daily basis to mitigate climate change.
Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda (CASA) is proud of the Alameda community’s response to the impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Neighbors are helping neighbors, young people are shopping for seniors, and the local frontline work force is keeping Alamedans safe.
CASA would like to announce its new campaign, “Feed Alameda’s Frontline.” The public is invited to join donors who have already been ordering meals from local Alameda restaurants for the staff at Alameda Hospital. The meals are delivered to staff free of charge.
On Tuesday, April 21, the Alameda City Council made an important decision to dedicate $600,000 for the new Alameda Strong grant program — just one of several initiatives designed to help local businesses. For this, we wanted to take a moment to say a heartfelt “thank you.”
The 2019-2020 school year was a year that we will remember for the rest of our lives — and not in the way we expected. In early 2020, the COVID-19 (or coronavirus) epidemic in Wuhan, China, grew into a pandemic affecting every person on the planet. According to UNESCO monitoring, more than 160 countries have tried to slow the spread by implementing either country-wide or regional school closures, forcing 90 percent of the world’s student population to continue their learning from home.