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Find links and stories mentioned during newscasts on CBS 8 and The CW San Diego that can help or give help.
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SAN DIEGO — Below are the links mentioned recently on CBS 8 and The CW San Diego that can provide help for our community or ways that you can help others in our community. Check the most recent local news stories page if you do not see the link you are looking for.


Feeding San Diego

San Diego Food Bank

San Diego House Rabbit Society: February is adopt a rescue rabbit month

California Public Utilities Commission to hold hearing on natural gas prices

Save the Startlight

San Diego County program to help seniors pay rent

Encinitas Affordable Housing Forum

USPS job fair blitz in San Diego

Lakan's Spinal Cord injury GoFundMe

Harm reduction kits / County Crisis Hotline- (888) 724-7240

Feral Cat Coalition

California King Tides Project

The ImmunoCARE Study- Rapid, Accurate COVID Testing to Reduce Hospitalization of Immunocompromised Individuals

EcoVivarium asking for donations to stay open due to rising SDGE costs

Completion of this form and San Diego County will assist in collecting damage information and associated costs with the recent storms

The SD Humane Society is holding an Adult Dog Free Adoption Event this weekend. The shelter is over capacity and relief is badly needed. Click here to find out more about pet adoption.

Blackstarpolo - Gateway to Aquatic Health, & Wellness in Ghana 

Organic Waste Recycling Webinars and Workshops

Rebates on electric appliances

EPA proposal to strengthen air quality standards

Help dogs rescued from Baja Mexico breeder

  • The Animal Pad is asking anyone who is seriously looking to make an addition to their family to consider fostering or adopting.

We All Count | Volunteer to help with the annual homeless census administered by The Regional Task Force on Homelessness.

Protect San Diego Kids - For help for you or someone you love, call 800-344-6000 to reach caring, trained staff who can help. 

How to Perform CPR | Red Cross

San Diego County Sandbags

The SD Humane Society is holding an Adult Pet Free Adoption Event this weekend. The shelter is over capacity. Click here to adopt.

SD Humane Society- Lost and Found Pets

U.S. Department of Transportation | Flight Delays & Cancellations

San Diego Christmas tree recycling

San Diego International Airport- Check flight status, cancellations, and delays

San Diego Seniors Community Foundation

SDGE Payment and Bill Assistance

California Paid Family Leave

Some county COVID testing sites now offer flu testing 

TikTok safety resources

Better Business Bureau's naughty list - BBB's 12 scams of Christmas

Schedule an appointment at the City of San Diego’s Cyber Lab

GoFundMe for World-renowned swallower Scott Nelson

Better Business Bureau - Report business practices  

Holiday Market at Petco Park - What you need to know, tickets, parking info

Covered California

GoFundMe for San Diego Bolts 11U football team heading to the National Championships

Unclaimed property tax refunds

'Triumph Together' creates magical memories for children battling cancer

Operation Santa: Help the USPS and Santa fulfill children's wishes this season by adopting a letter written to Santa. 

CBP Border Wait Times

Know Before You Go- Traveling across the border

Green Friday | On the day after Thanksgiving, County Parks encourages San Diegans to swap shopping plans for outdoor experiences.  

South Bay mother asking for the 'Gift of Life' this holiday season

December Nights Reserved Parking

Michelle Leyva Needs a Kidney | Can You Help? 

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

GoFundMe- Fundraising for Macie Cobb's treatment

World Cup watch parties in San Diego

The Salvation Army Annual Thanksgiving Meal - San Diego Regional Office 

Light the Way | Rady Children's ice rink is open at Liberty Station

Think Blue Mini Sweeper name contest

Parks and Recreation Department Employment Opportunities

Call2Recycle | Designated battery recycling drop-off locations 

Mama’s Pies annual bake sale benefiting Mama’s Kitchen

  • Each pie sold allows Mama’s Kitchen to cook, prepare, and deliver 12 meals to homebound individuals vulnerable to malnutrition due to HIV, cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, or chronic kidney disease.

Homeless Veteran Care

Scripps MD Anderson starts countywide lung cancer screening program

San Diego Humane Society | Find your foster match!

GoFundMe- Florina's stolen car fund

Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program 

MyShake -- App for Earthquake Early Warning

Ready Earthquake Preparedness

Top 10 gas stations & cheap fuel prices in San Diego

San Diego TransFamily Support Services Boo Bash GoFundMe

Nominate a veteran for San Diego County Salute Our Veterans Awards

Padres Postseason Watch Party Tickets

San Diego County Credit Union virtual interview with cyber security expert Jim Stickley for Cyber Security Awareness Month - Wednesdays

California Department of Public Health | It's time for your annual flu vaccine 

Measure H | Childcare

Donate to the Priest James Foundation

City of San Diego homeless resources

San Diego Regional Task Force on Homelessness

Ballots have been sent out to San Diego County registered voters for the November 8 General Election 

Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP): All funds are used to build and deliver our furnished beds to kiddos.  

City of San Diego toll-free "Digital Navigator" helpline

Top 10 gas stations & cheap fuel prices in San Diego

California Middle-Class Tax Refund Payments

Gavin Escobar GoFundMe The former Aztec football player died in a rock climbing accident. He leaves behind a wife and two young daughters. 

City of San Diego Short-Term Residential Occupancy application

Hurricane Ian Relief | Help people affected by Hurricane Ian

  • Your donation enables the Red Cross to respond to and help people recover from this disaster and will provide people and communities affected by this devastating storm with food, shelter, relief supplies, recovery planning support, and other assistance.

Building Skills Partnership (BSP): A non-profit organization that helps migrant families with financial security by providing education programs.

Beautify Chula Vista

Kids Free San Diego | October 2022 - San Diego Museum Council

YMCA free swimming lessons

Cal State University College Nights

Resources for food insecurity: 

GoFundMe: Fundraiser for Carina Rodarte

Find a Cool Zone in San Diego County

Monkeypox vaccination schedule by day

Free rides to monkeypox vaccines sites

Paying my water bills: Eligibility for Low Income Household Water Assistance Program services can vary depending on income, water system participation, place of residence, and other factors. 

Hurricane Fiona Relief

  • Hurricane Fiona struck Puerto Rico and left many people in need of assistance
  • The House of Puerto Rico is asking for monetary donations to provide aid to those in need of assistance

Blood centers have a high need for donations:

Adopt and support San Diego animal shelters 

U.S. Dept of Energy: Alternative Fuels Data Center

Wounded Warrior Homes  

Middle-Class Tax Refund Estimator

Free online tutoring is now available for all California students K-12

National program helps teenagers improve driving skills

New COVID-19 Boosters That Target Multiple Strains Now Available

Apply to be a San Diego County poll worker for the Nov. 8 General Election

San Diego River Park Foundation

Simple Tips To Reduce Energy Use During A Flex Alert 

Prepare your home for wildfires

Directions, parking, and transportation tips for getting to Snapdragon Stadium

Getting to Snapdragon Stadium with MTS

U.S. Dept of Transportation Airline Customer Service Dashboard

San Diego County Fire | Agriculture Pass Program

Street Sweeping Route and Schedule Map

San Diego Sheriff's Department Communication Center- For more information on how to apply to become a dispatcher

Chula Vista Covid-19 small business and non-profit relief fund launching Monday, August 29, 2022.

Bankrate- Tips to help you save and manage your student loans

San Diego Code Enforcement: A student tried to move into an apartment complex in San Diego that she calls squalor

Mexico Travel Advisory - United States Department of State

SDG&E Power Saver Program

Helping Afghan girls go to school: GoFundMe started by a San Diego native who started a children's photography school in Afghanistan

GoFundMe: Jade Hernandez Celso

Stop the Void Documentary

Mano a Mano Foundation

Virtual Monkeypox Town Hall

Conservation - San Diego County Water Authority

More Than Pink Walk and San Diego 3-Day are both in November  

The State of California has launched the California Kids Investment and Development Savings Program (CalKIDS). 

San Diego Solar Equity Program application

Federal Student Aid an Office of the Department of Education: Public Service Loan Forgiveness 

Gofundme: Mother and Social Worker lost home in Oak Fire

Southern California Patriot Guard Riders

Resources for financial rent assistance

  • ACCE San Diego- Helps tenants who are suffering injustices with their landlords
  • Housing help of San Diego - Helps by offering a rent relief program. Assistance is being administered through different programs depending on where you reside.  
  • United Way of San Diego - Looking for help with basic needs, like food, housing, and healthcare? Contact 2-1-1 San Diego.

Monkeypox Townhall – NAACP San Diego Branch

Develop Your Skills & Prepare for College While Exploring STEM Careers

Support & Volunteer at St. Madeleine Sophie's Center | Serving Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Transplant Games of America Parade

Chula Vista Privacy Task Force

Ramona Country Fair  

San Diego Habitat for Humanity homeowner

Fundraiser to repair the Hillcrest Sign

Chula Vista couple wins WaterSmart Landscape contest

Rady Children's Hospital | Drowning Prevention

San Diego County Invites Public to Discuss Available Federal Grants

Humble Design San Diego: Togetherness to end homelessness

A Way Home For Dogs

200 Big Cats in Mexico need help - GoFundMe

Free, confidential memory screenings through the Pacific Research Network

Help low-income families with their water bill

SDCCU Stuff the Bus

Preventing Monkeypox

Donate a bike to a child in need

Welcoming San Diego: Office of Immigrant Affairs


MTS offering a new $5,000 sign-on bonus for bus operators

SDCCU Stuff the Bus - San Diego 

Volunteer with the Surfrider Foundation

GoFundMe to help Tariq Wani and his family

Get assistance from SDG&E

Resources for renters: ACCE & LawHelp.org

GoFundMe to help the family of Kevin Hobson-Burton

GoFundMe to help the family of Jessica Talamante and Brian McKee

Oceanside Police launch new community service officer program

  • Now is the opportune time to begin a career with the Oceanside Police Department. To learn more about the CSO program and apply, visit joinOPD.net 

Toyota Summer Concert Series includes same-day admission to the San Diego County Fair 

Sidewalk Vending | City of San Diego Official Website

GoFundMe to help the family of Dr. Clark Kelly

Feeding San Diego | Here's where kids can find free meals all summer across San Diego County

Rady Children’s is scheduling booster appointments for children ages 5 to 11

Doors of Change: Solving Youth Homelessness

BRO-AM gives back and invests in the next generation

Fisher-Price, US regulators warn of infant deaths in rockers

California Mortgage Relief Program

Hands-on Tech Education

Chula Vista free rides for seniors (55 and up)

Spaces as Places - Permits for outdoor dining in the City of San Diego

Mayor Gloria to Launch New Youth Workforce Program

GoFundMe to Help Casey with Cancer Treatment


LGBTQ+ Resources


  • An international team that conserves coastal and marine ecosystems and addresses climate change through natural solutions. 

Ready San Diego: SD Emergency App

  • Provides early warning before an earthquake and lets you plan for the unexpected.

American Heart Association: CPR & First Aid

Blood centers have declared a blood shortage a national emergency

Build a School Foundation: A nonprofit that provides educational opportunities for poor children of the world by funding classroom constructions, school-related infrastructures, teaching and learning equipment, “need-based” scholarships and basic healthcare needs.

Gas Prices in San Diego County

  • Interactive Map to search for the lowest prices

Ways to conserve water

  • Tips on how to create a WaterSmart home and garden

LGBTQ+ resources

California Highway Patrol Special Investigations Unit

  • If you witnessed a freeway road rage incident, or have any information that could help, contact CHP Special Investigations Unit at (858) 293-6000. 

Resources for Homeless Children and Youth

  • Local educational agencies (LEAs) must insure that children and youth experiencing homelessness are able to participate fully in school activities, and that barriers to identification, enrollment, and retention in school are identified and removed.

Doors of Change: Solving Youth Homelessness

  • Here in California, the official number of homeless students has dropped dramatically since the pandemic began: a trend that has homeless advocates greatly concerned.

STEP: Support the Enlisted Project

  • "STEP builds financial self-sufficiency among junior active duty enlisted members, recently discharged enlisted Veterans and their families facing financial crisis through counseling, education, and grants."

Computers 2 Kids

  • Donate your old tech to Computer 2 Kids

Wagons of Hope

  • A San Diego teenager's non-profit organization grew up, but so did he. The teen needs your help continuing a legacy of giving when he heads off to college.  

The Good Neighbor Project needs volunteers

  • Founded in 2008, the mission of Good Neighbor Project is to offer hands-on education, employment support, and other events and activities that build life skills and improve the quality of life for inner-city youth and families in communities in and around the bay of San Diego.

Lesbian Bar Project

  • A map that guides you to the only 21 lesbian bars in the U.S.

Business Complaints: Ways you can formally file a complaint against a business: 

CDC's National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP)

  • NBCCEDP provides breast and cervical cancer screenings and diagnostic services to low-income, uninsured, and underinsured women across the United States.

National Domestic Violence hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) 

Rady Children’s Behavioral Health Services

  • Rady Children’s understands the importance of mental health as a crucial part of the health of the whole child.  

San Diego County Behavioral Health Services 

  • The system strives to ensure that County residents have access to quality service and support 

Center For Community Solutions

  • How to help survivors of relationship and sexual violence

The Caltrans Adopt-A-Highway Program

  • Help keep your community clean!  Adopt-A-Highway needs your help to bring it to the next generation of Californians. 

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