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San Francisco Foundation's Faith-based Initiatives

FAITHS Leadership Council Bi-Weekly Video Call - COVID-19: Housing Resources: 1) Deep east Oakland testing, up to 250 people - Allen Temple Church parking lot will be a drive-thru testing site beginning 5/11/20; you must have symptoms and underlining health conditions. Possible employment options....Gloria (in partnership with CORE) will send information; jobs available - See Gloria Crowell. 2) Pandemic snap is available; additional dollars will be available 5/15/20 immigrant community members can apply and are eligible; $400 per family  3) Shieds available: OCCUR continues to produce face shields. if anyone needs shields (not mask)  please reach 4) Food distribution: Tyson moving away from organics, the trend is in the next 4 months there will be a meat shortage due to fewer drivers and health issues. 5) Free mask & hand sanitizer: Rev McBide - submit email and phone 6) Fiscal Training & Capacity Building available through San Francisco Foundation and OCCUR.  (FYI- Love Center Community Development)

Historical Accounts:


Pastor Ken Chambers of the Interfaith Council in Oakland met with all faiths, Mayor Libby Schaaf and her administrative staff to address the homeless issues in Oakland and surrounding cities. Hear it straight form the Mayor:

The Pitch from the City:

At this meeting there were several presentations:

Christine Daniel, Assistant to the City Administrator explained the statistics of the homeless; some being there are over 2200 homeless people; 1900 unsheltered, a 25% increase of people on the street yearly; 70% African American and 80% from Alameda County. (no video)

Joseph DeVries, also an Assistant to the City Administrator talks about the challenges and what the city is doing to meet those challenges.

Lara Tannenbaum, Community Housing Services,  Acting Manager, City of Oakland, Human Services Department:

Pastor Paul Bains' Presentation on Dignity on Wheels:

Pastor Ken Chambers of The Interfaith Council invites Pastor Paul Bains of Project WeHope to speak on Dignity on Wheels, a mobile hygiene service that allows clients to wash and dry their clothes, take a shower and use the restroom.  There are two trucks in existence that serve 4 counties and have been used in emergency situations in Oakland, and Sonoma fires. The cost of these trucks are $165,000 and up. Love Center Community Development Corporation partnership with PWH allows us to serves the homeless twice a month (2nd & 4th Fridays) Your monetary contributions are welcomed

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