Coronavirus Relief Grant
Checkbox-571: #4, #6
Legal-name: South Bay Abundant Life Church
Address: 2679 E Carson St
City: Long Beach
Officer-title: Senior Pastor
Contacttitle: Lead Campaign Organizer
Tel-952: 562 6854145
GrantPurpose: The purpose of this grant is to provide care packages to frontline medical staff and individuals experiencing homelessness in the greater Long Beach area.
Periodoftime: 3 months/over the course of the pandemic care packages will be delivered immediately and hand washing stations will be maintained throughout.
Audienceserved: frontline medical workers and unhoused persons
District: 1 3 6
1. What disaster recovery service has already been provided?: As of current, our team has assembled and donated a total of 300 care packages to the Intensive Care Units and emergency departments of five major medical institutions, including Long Beach MemorialCare Medical Center, UCI Medical Center, Loma Linda Medical Center Kaiser Permanente Harbor MacArthur, and LAC and USC Medical Center. Thus far, funds for the project have been raised independently by family, friends, and members of the community via Gofundme. Care packages contain basic hygienic necessities, as well as items meant toprovide energy and inspiration. These items include a toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, hair comb, lip balm, hand cream, energy bars, herbal teas, dark chocolate, mint gum, and handwritten note of appreciation. Overall, the purpose of these care packages is to provide support and hope to medical staff working at the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic
2. What additional services, above your standard operations, will be conducted with this grant funding?: In regards to the care package portion, this grant will support the cost of items needed in the creation and assembly of care packages, transportation to the various donation drop off locations, and clothing items T-shirt, mask, gloves necessary to Identify and protect members of our team during care package drop-off/distribution. Furthermore, this grant will support thecreation and maintenance of handwashing stations.
3. What individuals (and/or organizations) will you assist? : Our project will assist frontline medical workers at VA Medical Center of Long Beach, St. Mary Medical Center, College Medical Center, Long Beach MemorialCare Medical Center, and clinics serving the greater Long Beach area. Furthermore, we will donate care packages to organizations serving populations experiencing homelessness, including Long Beach Rescue Mission and Urban Community Outreach. Homeless populations are at especially high risk during this unprecedented time, due to a lack of access to water, soap, and masks. Care packages assembled for individuals experiencing homelessness will contain additional hygienic products, as well as food items and water. The complete list of items per care package includes.
cream, socks, face mask, fruit and nut bars, and fruit snacks. Furthermore, because unhoused people residing in Long beach desperately need a way to practice hand hygiene, we will beplacing and maintaining a few hand-washing stations throughout the city.
4. What other disaster recovery funds have you received? What amount? We have independently raised a total of 4,054 dollars. This amount was accumulated by donations from friends, family, and members of the community, through our Gofundme Page.
5. What other disaster recovery funds have you applied for? Our operation is divided into three regions: Long Beach, Irvine, and Riverside. The Irvine region has applied for the Small Change, Better World Grant through the UCI Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation. This grant will support care packages and operations associated with the City of Irvine. As for the Long Beach region, no other disaster recovery funds have been applied for.
Additional conversation 6/19 12:07 Nataley and Stacey
1. Handwashing station – they will order the supplies from https://lavamaex.org/ and build the handwashing stations. I can wash up to 500 times. They would put in high-density areas. They are working with many college students and they had this idea. They have not checked with the city if permits are needed and they are not partnering with anyone from the city.
2. Care packages for frontline medical workers – we discussed how this was outside the criteria.
3. We discussed their care packages for people experiencing homelessness and they will create the packages and bring to UCO and LB mission. I mentioned that we already partner with them.
She is going to check with the city to see what input the city will have on the handwashing stations and call me back.
I wanted to let you know that I’ve already contacted a few people regarding possible permits or special permissions necessary to deploy the hand washing stations! I’ll give you a call as soon as anyone gets back to me.
Thank you so much!
Be safe and stay healthy,Nataley Morua