SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — NEWS 8 knows the power of San Diegans, the power of our community, especially in times of need.
We’re here to help one another navigate through these uncertain times. Here are ways you can help:
Donate now to the San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund
NEWS 8 joined forces with The San Diego Foundation to raise IMMEDIATE, EMERGENCY FUNDS for our most vulnerable neighbors in need.
The San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund will disburse emergency grants to local nonprofits for:
- Food security
- Rent & utility bills
- Income replacement & Gap Funding
- Nonprofit, no-interest loans for business & community service
100 percent of donations will go to organizations helping San Diegans impacted by the COVID-19 ongoing health crisis.
Help provide meals for children only fed at school during closures due to the coronavirus.
Provide our isolated neighbors meals & phone safety checks
Blood donations needed locally
According to the Red Cross, in recent days more than 260 SOCAL blood drives have been cancelled due to coronavirus, resulting in 9000+ uncollected donations. ARC & San Diego Blood Bank calling for URGENT donations.
Surgeon General calling on healthy Americans to donate to avoid potential blood shortages.
Protect our vulnerable, homeless neighbors in need
Help elderly protect their pets
Support California restaurant workforce during COVID-19