Wednesday, March 9, 2022

'We have to keep operating' | Local non-profits determined to overcome challenges posed by rising gas prices

 

By: Zack Briggs (KENS)

San Antonio non-profit organizations dependent on heavy use of transportation are feeling the impacts of rising gas prices. But overall their mission to help serve the public has not been dramatically affected.

Meals on Wheels San Antonio is among the organizations experiencing the hefty gas bills, not just for volunteer delivery drivers but the partnered-vendors which aid in distributing products. 

“This is one that we’ll soldier...

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

San Antonio non-profits affected by surging gas prices

 

By: Robyn Oguinye

We're all watching the rising prices at the pump and that includes non-profits who serve thousands of San Antonians a day.

Already fighting inflated costs for food and operations, Meals on Wheels San Antonio says they expect to lose some of their dedicated volunteers who use their own vehicles to bring more than 4,000 households food everyday.

 

Read/See full story on news4sanantonio.com

Friday, February 18, 2022

‘They’re still in need’: San Antonio volunteers continue to help a year after deadly winter storm

 

By: Vincent T. Davis

Since last year’s storm, Meals on Wheels San Antonio staff said they’ve worked to ensure clients aren’t left wondering if they’ll have food in a similar scenario.

“We now constantly reference almanacs to help forecast what the need might be for our clients,” said Forrest Myane, chief strategy and development officer. “This year, we distributed a five-meal, shelf-stable box, along with water, an extreme weather tip sheet and an emergency thermal...

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Blue Cares announces new program to aid nonprofits affected by pandemic

 

By: SBG San Antonio Staff Reports

Thousands of dollars will be handed out on Thursday to local nonprofits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It's all part of the Blue Cares new grant program, which is a partnership with the San Antonio Police Officers Association. 

“Every day, San Antonio Police Officers work hard to serve and protect our community and give back to those in need,” said Blue Cares Executive Director Amanda Gonzalez. “Within the last year and a half, our police officers have been...

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Officials are preparing for freezing temps and possible ice on roads

 

By: Joe Galli

Preparations are already underway here in San Antonio for the upcoming winter storm. Roadways are being treated and nonprofits are making sure people will have enough food to make it through the cold.

News 4’s Joe Galli is here for you with what is being done right now across the city.

Warm as it is right now it’s hard to believe it’s going to get below freezing. But the cold weather and the rain is coming and the one place you’re sure to see preparation firsthand is on our...

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