We are humbled and proud to share some of the wonderful ways Chamber members are helping during the COVID-19 health emergency. If you're a member, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can add your story!
4th Way Fulfillment
4th Way Fulfillment was contracted by the CDC Foundation to assemble 80,000 kits for first responders containing hand sanitizer and hand soap that were donated by SC Johnson. The first shipment was delivered in early April to 47 fire stations in Seattle, Washington.
Amoretti converted several of its manufacturing lines to create its very own Amoretti Hand Sanitizer. The team has been working with local government emergency services to distribute its initial hand sanitizer batches in bulk to first responders, hospitals (and other medical staff), and managed care facilities such as nursing homes and specialized care. If you are a first responder, work in healthcare, work for a business that is still open, work for a nonprofit, or are other critical personnel that is in need of hand sanitizer, please email them directly at email@example.com with your needs. Read the story>>
California State University Channel islands
CSUCI faculty, staff and students from several different academic programs have mobilized and fired up 3-D printers to print protective face shields. So far, 51 printers are humming away in University members’ garages, kitchens, bedrooms and dens across the region in an effort to help medical personnel protect themselves as they treat patients diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus. Read the release>>
Due to COVID-19, over 200,000 appointments nationwide for blood donations with the Red Cross have been canceled. Charter College partnered with several organizations to run blood drives at its Oxnard location.
Express Employment Professionals & Food Share of Ventura County
Express Employment Professionals has teamed up with Food Share during this critical time – with a customized landing page to generate and track donations. The need today is monetary so that Food Share can purchase additional food to meet increased demand. Food Share Executives estimate they will need $2.5 Million in donations just to get through June 2020 (including the recent Ventura County Tax Dollar Aid). Express Pros has coordinated with Food Share for many years. They’ve hosted food drives generating thousands of pounds of non-perishable food items. In addition, they have held team building exercises on-site at Food Share to sort food for those in need. Donations to Food Share can be made by visiting www.foodshare.com/express OR by Texting EXPRESS to 41444.
Food Share of Ventura County
Food Share of Ventura County opened pop-up pantry distributions throughout the county. Distributions are limited to low-income families residing in the city of that distribution. An ID or proof of residence is required upon arrival. All distribution sites are drive-thru only for the safety of you and our staff. Food is limited to one box per household on a first come, first served basis. LEARN MORE>>
No Limits for deaf children and Procter & Gamble
Procter & Gamble has helped support No Limits for deaf children by donating toilet paper and paper towels so that they can provide a second round of care packages to its deaf/hard of hearing families.
Oxnard Downtown Lions Club & Food Share of Ventura County
Oxnard Downtown Lions Club are making a difference for Oxnard families affected by COVID-19 by raising money to benefit FOOD Share of Ventura County, which needs $2,200 a day to feed Oxnard. The Oxnard Downtown Lions Club has donated seed money of $2,200 to Feed Oxnard for a Day and asks for the community to join their cause to help FEED OXNARD FOR 30 DAYS. A $50 donation feeds 150 families but ANY contribution will help make an impact! Make sure your community and neighbors know they're not alone by sharing or donating to this much-needed GoFundMe campaign.
They also teamed up with Tomas Cafe to deliver lunch to the doctors, nurses and staff in the emergency room at St. John's Regional Medical Center. View the Facebook post>>
Port of Hueneme
SEED Beauty/Colour Pop
While the company has ceased manufacturing operations, it has:
Southern California Gas Co. is donating $100,000 to American Red Cross of Central California to assist Central Coast, Santa Barbara, Ventura County and San Luis Obispo county residents in need during the coronavirus pandemic. The gift is part of SoCalGas’ $1 million donation to nonprofit organizations throughout its 12-county service area to support the region’s workforce, feed the hungry, and provide bill assistance to customers most affected by the coronavirus crisis.
SoCalGas also launched “SoCalGas CAREs” for customers whose income may have recently changed due to COVID-19 or other reasons. The campaign aims to let customers know of their eligibility to qualify for SoCalGas’ assistance program, California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE), saving them 20 percent on their monthly natural gas bills. Customers who have become recently unemployed or who are currently facing financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic or for other reasons are encouraged to visit socalgas.com/care, complete the quick online application and find out instantly if they qualify.
United Way of Ventura County
United Way of Ventura County launched the COVID-19 Rapid Response Homeless Care Kits campaign, which aims to provide essential hygiene supplies for our unsheltered veterans and individuals. These vital kits will be distributed by our county’s Healthcare for the Homeless Backpack Medicine team. Our neighbors experiencing homelessness during this public health crisis cannot wait for help – they need it now. It costs $7.50 to provide a care kit for an unsheltered individual in need. Learn more>>
Ventura Spirits began producing hand sanitizer at the distillery. They are consulting with organizations like Ventura County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services and Upper Ojai Relief to make sure that the sanitizer they produce stays in our local community and gets into the hands of those who are currently most in need, like hospital workers and first responders.