Meals on Wheels Diablo Area (MOWDR) has launched its “Feed the Soul Marketing campaign” to offer Breakfast Baggage to 4,600 weak seniors in Harmony.
CSAA Insurance coverage Group, Chevron Company, NBC Bay Space, Telemundo 48, and Mount Diablo Useful resource & Restoration have signed on as sponsors to assist increase $28,000 in 28 days all through the month of February so seniors can obtain a wholesome breakfast day by day.
MOWDR at the moment delivers one meal a day to seniors who aren’t capable of put together a meal. For a lot of seniors, it’s the solely meal they eat all day. They typically break up the meal for lunch and dinner or save small quantities of meals when taking their remedy. However one meal isn’t sufficient. For food-insecure seniors, breakfast could make the distinction between starvation and good well being. MOWDR is happy that its sponsors have stepped ahead to affix the group in serving to weak seniors.
Feed the Soul launched Feb. 1 and runs by the tip of the month. To assist MOW Diablo Area present 4,600 breakfasts, please be part of our sponsors along with your donation right now by logging on to mowdiabloregion.org/feed-soul.
Equestrian group’s takeout crab feed fundraiser Feb. 27
The Diablo Equestrian Heritage Affiliation is happy to current our “Crab and Go!” drive-through crab feed fundraiser Feb. 27 at Centre Harmony off Clayton Street close to Ygnacio Valley Parkway. Get succulent crab and all of the fixings, delivered safely to your car, and luxuriate in it at residence. Every dinner will include 1.5 kilos of Dungeness crab, caught contemporary that day in Bodega Bay, expertly cleaned, cracked, seasoned and cooked. Add to the crab some tender tri-tip beef, grilled low and sluggish, pasta, salad and a dinner roll all for $60 per particular person. DEHA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit devoted to training and assist for equestrian actions in our space. We recognize your assist. RSVP by Feb. 19.
Metropolis presents grants to organizations supporting companies
Grants can be found from the town of Brentwood for organizations that present small enterprise assist. The cash is being made obtainable by the town’s Financial Improvement Grant Program for advertising and marketing, native tourism and community-based promotional occasions and initiatives that assist the Brentwood enterprise group. The grant interval will embody initiatives taking place between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022.
Purposes have to be submitted no later than 5 p.m., March 26. Software types and program guidelines will be discovered on-line at brentwoodca.gov/gov/cd/ed/grants_and_incentives.asp. Organizations concerned with taking part within the grant program can contact the Brentwood Financial Improvement Division at firstname.lastname@example.org or go away a
voicemail at 925-516-5440.
Candidate functions as a result of fill county board vacancies
Purposes are due Feb. 19 for Brentwood residents wanting to take a seat on a number of Contra Costa County boards. Seats which might be vacant embody the Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector District Board of Trustees, Contra Prices Library Fee and Contra Costa Transportation Authority Residents Advisory. For extra particulars, go to brentwoodca.gov/gov/boaards/vacancies.asp on-line.
— Judith Prieve, employees
Group Emergency Response Workforce to show lessons
The Martinez Space CERT (Group Emergency Response Workforce) will current a private emergency preparedness class Feb. 20 entitled “Are you prepared for a catastrophe? Does your loved ones have a plan?” Spend two fast hours studying how you can put together your self and your loved ones to be prepared when a serious catastrophe strikes. We are going to cowl plans and concepts it’s best to take into account to assist your loved ones be prepared when this difficult time happens. Among the subjects lined will likely be figuring out your catastrophe dangers, making ready your go bag, securing your private home and private knowledge, evacuation versus sheltering in place, emergency kits and fireplace security. The category will likely be held on Zoom from 10 a.m. to midday.
To register, go surfing to martinezcert.org/coaching/personal-emergency-prep-pep-class.
Martinez Space CERT will even current its subsequent Tuesday lunchtime studying session at midday Feb. 23 on Zoom with useful tidbits from CERT primary coaching hosted by the Contra Costa County Library system. “Defensible Area — make your private home safer throughout fireplace season ” will element how you can be ready for the 2021 fireplace season with easy consideration to the area round your private home. Be taught concerning the fireplace ignition zone and what to do to assist mitigate your fireplace danger. To register, go to bayareane.ws/3dc1MLS on-line.
— Martinez Space CERT
County staff assist present residents over 130,000 meals
At a presentation through the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors assembly Feb. 9, the annual Counties Care Vacation Meals Battle was acknowledged, and donation outcomes have been introduced. County staff raised greater than $67,000 to assist present greater than 130,000 meals to profit youngsters, people and seniors by the Meals Financial institution of Contra Costa and Solano.
Celebrating 17 years of pleasant competitors, the Contra Costa and Solano Counties’ Meals Battle this yr helped present greater than 220,000 meals for households and people in want. Since 2004, the 2 neighboring counties have raised greater than $2.1 million to combat starvation, in keeping with the Meals Financial institution of Contra Costa and Solano, which has seen demand for its companies dramatically spike as a result of pandemic closures. When you want help with meals assets and need to find out about volunteer alternatives, go to the Meals Financial institution of Contra Costa and Solano at foodbankccs.org.
— Contra Costa County County Administrator’s Workplace
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New methods provided to get households to important locations
Lyft Inc. has launched new instruments in Contra Costa County to assist family members get to vaccine appointments and different important locations through Rides for Others and the Lyft Household pilot program. Rides for Others permits Lyft account holders to seamlessly name for rides for others, providing real-time pickup and dropoff notifications and trip monitoring to verify their riders arrive at their locations.
Additionally, Lyft Household is a brand new perform giving people the choice so as to add relations to their Lyft account — providing households one central place to entry real-time journey particulars, expense monitoring, in addition to choices to name and pay for rides on their family members’ behalf. With households within the space bodily distanced amid the pandemic and unable to supply transportation help, these new instruments will enable people to name for rides for family members, resembling mother and father or grandparents who may have transportation to locations like vaccine facilities, grocery shops or nonemergency medical care.
— Lyft Inc.
Backyard membership’s 2021 digital fundraiser slated for March 8
The Walnut Creek Backyard Membership’s 2021 fundraiser will likely be at 10 a.m. March 8 through Zoom 10:00 a.m. — you needn’t be current to win the drawing for a prize. Proceeds will present funding for the membership’s group outreach grants. To be included within the drawing, please make a donation of $30 to the Walnut Creek Backyard Membership. Ship your test and electronic mail deal with by March 1 to Jan Howard, 1801 Wales Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94595. To attend the drawing through Zoom, contact Maureen Little at email@example.com.
You’ll be notified for those who win and aren’t current on the Zoom assembly. Go to our web site walnutcreekgardenclub.org to view the nice prize alternatives that embody Sloat Backyard present playing cards, 15 theme baskets, succulent and orchid bowls and extra. We hope you’ll assist the WCGC and our fundraiser that provides annual group outreach grants to worthy native organizations.
— Walnut Creek Backyard Membership
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Speak with Danville creator Rossi scheduled for March 10
Are you a guide lover? A fan of fantasy? Do you search books with sturdy (however flawed) characters, fast-paced journey and pulse-pounding hazard and romance? Have you ever ever considered turning into a author?
Be part of Danville creator Veronica Rossi from 3 to 4 p.m. March 10 for a web-based occasion hosted by the Contra Costa Library system. Rossi will share her journey to turning into a best-selling creator within the young-adult style, give her prime writing ideas and focus on her latest historic fiction novel, “Insurgent Spy.” To take part, go surfing to bayareane.ws/36MbjFp.
— Contra Costa County Library system
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