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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.


Casa Familiar | Here's a link to donate to the help center assisting migrants at the border.

Blissful Seeds | Planting seeds of blissful gives for adults with autism and other disabilities

Gun Violence Prevention Summit | Here's where you can sign up to attend the Gun Violence Prevention Summit

Battery Disposal | Here's where you can properly dispose or recycle batteries in San Diego 

Water Rate Increase | Here's info on Tuesday's public hearing on San Diego's potential water rate hike

Get It Done | Here's how to report a pothole to the City of San Diego

Ocean Beach Pier Renewal | City officials encourage residents to fill out a questionnaire with their input on the renderings by Oct. 9. 

San Diego father takes first steps after multiple amputations | Former UCLA track athlete, Andru Clarke, is back on his feet and hoping for support with his medical bills. 

Signing up for 2023 SDCCU San Diego Blood Bank

Enrolling in Career Pathways for Foster Youth Program

Stop the Sewage: Demand action for sewage crisis in Imperial Beach, Coronado

Zevely Zone: GoFundMe for Army Veteran Jarrod Hahn

Find a Cool Zone

Fundraiser for fallen Marine Major Andrew Mettler

Not receiving water bills? Here’s a guide to check for leaks and how to contact the City of San Diego

Driving Tips and Where to Get Sand Bags

Save Big and Play Big with Kids Free San Diego

San Diego County Registrar of Voters: Details on how to vote in the District 4 Special Election

Veterans Beer Club: Group that helps veterans transitioning service members find opportunities and jobs

Help Kahlil become a World Champion

Prevent Drowning Foundation

Pandemic EBT Benefits: See if you are eligible and claim benefits. 

Project Heartbeat: San Diego Fire & Rescue video on what to do in a cardiac emergency

Caltrans and SANDAG Survey on Border Wait Times

San Diego Rescue Mission's Every Heart Campaign will expand homeless services and provide help to individuals in crisis throughout San Diego County.

San Diego Library Foundation: Campaign to restock libraries Pride displays after two patrons checked out LGBTQ+ books without the intention of returning them. Write "PRIDEBOOKS" in the comment section when donating.

SANDAG invites the public to share ideas for the future of transportation

San Diego International Airpot: Check your flight status, make reservations

The Affordable Connectivity Program

Zuru Baby Shark Sing & Swim Bath Toys Safety Recall 

Help Bernard Hill get a new trombone-Homeless man captured in the popular photo had his trombone stolen #LetBernardPlay

A Veteran Needs Help Getting a Mobility Van - Zevely Zone

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration | Safety Issues & Recalls

Donate to the Home of Guiding Hands - Zevely Zone

Help Scott Nelson, aka Murrugun The MysticZevely Zone 

San Diego County Cool Zones

Sister League of San Diego

City of San Diego Job Opportunities 

Courage To Call

Make the connection

Fire safety tips

San Diego Padres - Ticket deals for college students

Home Insurance Webinar

Caregiver Resources: Caring for the Caregiver | Here are ways to support caregivers through stressful times

San Diego County Aging Independence Services

Southern Caregivers Resource Center

Coast Care Partners

Caregiver Coalition of San Diego

Alzheimer’s San Diego

Alzheimer’s Association San Diego/Imperial County

MTS Service alerts

Rent relief, eviction prevention resources

Prescription Drug Drop-Off Sites

Owner Alert: San Diego County Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk website that offers a free email notification service to help stop real estate fraud, such as home title monitoring.

Elder Help of San Diego

The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

Action Network | Friendship Park Petition

Donations to the Burn Institute 

Rebuilding Together San Diego

California's reparation program for sterilization victims

Center for Disease Control- Legionnaire's Disease 

Resources for food insecurity: 

Save the Startlight

San Diego County program to help seniors pay rent

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

Feral Cat Coalition


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

SDGE Payment and Bill Assistance

CBP Border Wait Times

Know Before You Go- Traveling across the border

Call2Recycle | Designated battery recycling drop-off locations

Top 10 gas stations & cheap fuel prices in San Diego

IIHS's Guide to Safe Cars for Teens The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety lists recommended safe, reliable, and affordable cars for new drivers.

California Middle-Class Tax Refund Payments

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. 

Blood centers have a high need for donations:

Simple Tips To Reduce Energy Use During A Flex Alert 

Prepare your home for wildfires

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.

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

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 ensure 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 the 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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