Leading in the Moment: COVID-19 Community Impact and Solutions

Leading in the Moment: COVID-19 Community Impact and Solutions

We are all in this together. Small and large businesses are feeling the impact of the COVID-19 virus. We want to help. We are a local media company in Phoenix, Arizona who has the capability to create content and access local leaders who are the frontline of response and solutions to the COVID-19 virus. This series will share information, introduce resources and guide you through the impact COVID-19 is having on our community here in Arizona. We are partnering with community leaders to cover topics and provide the information you need to assess and respond to this unprecedented time

Watch free Share
Leading in the Moment: COVID-19 Community Impact and Solutions
  • Continuing the Fight Against Human Trafficking

    A New Leaf is making sure that in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the continuous fight against human trafficking in Arizona is not forgotten. The Arizona Attorney General’s Office recently gave the organization a grant of $49,130 to expand the provision of emergency shelter and rapid re-housi...

  • Valley's Heat Relief Programs

    Major David Yardley from The Salvation Army and Mike Hanosh from St. Vincent De Paul joined us to talk about the changes and challenges each organization has seen so far regarding heat relief programs, cooling stations and heat-refuge locations here in Arizona during the pandemic. The valley's v...

  • Sensagrate Leading in the Moment

    Darryl Keeton, founder of Arizona-based software company Sensagrate, talks about how his organization has been able to use their technology to help our community during the pandemic and also how recent events surrounding justice and equality have inspired action from his leadership team.

  • AIA Provides Guidelines for Returning to High School Sports

    David Hines, the executive director of the AIA, spoke with us about the state of high school athletics here in Arizona during the pandemic. Hines said currently the AIA is in summer mode, meaning the schools and districts are in control of all preseason workouts and social distancing protocols. H...

  • What Does the Future for Festivals Look Like?

    Once the pandemic hit, Arizona event organizers were forced to cancel festivals. David Tyda co-created Arizona Taco Fest and he's also the creator of Downtown Donut Festival, Fried French Fry Musical Festival. and he was about to bring a new event to Gilbert when lockdown began.

    David shares in...

  • Arizona Restaurant Week Starts Friday

    Spring Arizona Restaurant Week is now happening June 19-28 and you will have many options for takeout this year due to the pandemic. Arizona Restaurant Association President and CEO joined us to discuss changes to sanitary measures for restaurant week, how the festivities can help restaurant work...

  • Scottsdale Studio Offers Free Portraits to Healthcare Workers

    Bob and Connie Zimmerlich, owners of Siena Arte Portraiture, spoke with us about how the stories of healthcare workers during the pandemic inspired them to offer free portraits to all families of Arizona healthcare workers beginning in August. Bob and Connie discuss in detail the offer and explai...

  • Assistance League of Phoenix Helps Kids in Need

    Assistance League of Phoenix works with with 90 Title I schools to provide uniforms, toothbrushes and basic necessities to low income students. They even have mobile buses designed to give these kids a full shopping experience.
    CEO Aimee Runyon anticipates a rise in the need for such services as...

  • Helping Arizona's Abused and Homeless Children with Free Arts

    Marisa Arellano, program manager for Free Arts, an organization that benefits abused and homeless children of Arizona, spoke with us about the various arts-related programs and how the organization has had to shift things mainly to online services during the pandemic.

    Arellano also discussed th...

  • Animal Rescue Assists with Pet Care During Pandemic

    Lost Our Home Pet Rescue provides temporary care for up to 90 days for people who need help caring for their pets. The organization started during the home foreclosure crisis in 2008, and they're responding to a similar need as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

    Communications Manager Josie Gaiec...

  • What Will the Return to Sports Look Like?

    Karen Gallagher, Ph.D, with Arizona State University Global Sport Institute, discusses the findings of a recent poll conducted by the institute regarding the willingness of parents to have their children return to sporting activities during the pandemic.

    She also cited what the poll uncovered r...

  • Someburros Donating 5,000 Free Meals to Community

    Someburros is donating 5,000 meals to anyone who could use a pick-me-up! The meals will be given out May 27th from 3pm-7pm at Tempe Diablo Stadium and each vehicle can get up to 6.

    Tim Vasquez, owner of Someburros, shared with us why he and his team decided to donate all these meals, their effo...

  • David Shapiro Law Leading in the Moment

    David Shapiro of David Shapiro Law teamed up with a group of volunteers to get much-needed supplies to staff at HonorHealth in Scottsdale. David wanted to give back to the staff after they cared for his wife in preterm labor and then his twin sons who spent months in the NICU in 2019. With helper...

  • Freeport-McMoRan COVID-19 Relief Efforts

    Tracy Bame, Director of Social Responsibility & Community Development for Freeport-McMoRan, discusses the company's large donation campaign to multiple healthcare organizations and communities across Arizona to help with the COVID19 relief efforts. Freeport-McMoRan leaned on the strength of it's ...

  • City of Phoenix Providing Free COVID-19 Tests for Employees

    Milton Dohoney Jr., assistant Phoenix City manager, discusses in detail the effort from the city to now provide free, voluntary COVID-19 tests to all Phoenix employees. Dohoney Jr. talks about the process if an employee tests positive.

    The city is also providing a location for the general public...

  • Building Community with Urban Farming Education

    Urban Farming Education works with schools, domestic violence shelters, people with disabilities, the homeless and the elderly to provide healthy & fresh food. They do this all while educating children about the importance of farming and helping people with PTSD via nature therapy.

    In the midst...

  • A New Leaf Keeps Serving Those in Need

    A New Leaf serves nearly 30,000 of the Valley's most vulnerable people including the homeless and victims of domestic crisis. A New Leaf CEO Michael Hughes talks about some of the pivots their organization had to make in order to keep serving those in need.

  • How Phoenix Suns Charities Is Leading in the Moment

    Sarah Krahenbuhl, executive director, Phoenix Suns Charities, discusses efforts the organization is involved in to help out during this pandemic, including their $40,000 donation to bring antibody tests to valley first responders. Sarah shared why the organization felt that was such an important ...

  • An Update From the Human Services Campus

    Amy Schwabenlender, Executive Director of The Human Services Campus and Mike McQuaid, former HSC President and current board member, update the status of the campus as they deal with COVID-19. Staff members continue to screen each person that comes to the shelter and with the help of Circle Of Th...

  • Buy a Meal and Send a Meal to a Healthcare Worker with My Slice of the Pie

    My Slice of the Pie Pizzeria is serving up a 'buy a meal, send a meal' promotion, so when you get pizza for your own family, you can also send a meal to the medical professionals at Banner Health. Owner Randy Bortin and his team are also donating pizza to local nonprofits, and they would like you...

  • AZ Foodie Launched Fundraiser to Help Restaurant Workers

    AZ Foodie raised $46,000 for restaurants workers! With the sales of her Support Local t-shirt and Modern Manor, she is helping restaurants pay their employees, and keep their doors open. You can order a shirt through May 8th at www.arizonafoodiemag.com/.

  • Finding Success in Challenging Times

    As many small business owners continue to navigate through difficult decisions, Robin Reed, CEO of the Black Chamber of Arizona, shares some insight on how to find success in challenging times.

  • Larry Fitzgerald Delivers Food to Healthcare Workers

    Arizona Cardinals’ Wide Receiver Larry Fitzgerald teamed up with the Valley’s favorite family of steak and seafood restaurants, Ocean 44, Steak 44 and Dominick’s Steakhouse to honor frontline healthcare workers and personally deliver meals to several area hospitals and homes.

    Among those hospita...

  • AZHCC Stepping Up For Small Businesses

    Small businesses need help now, and Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is stepping up with Small Business SUCCESS Grants. Recipients can get $1,000 weekly for up to six weeks and so far 66 small businesses have gotten grants.
    Eligibility does require membership with AZHCC, AscendPhoenix, Nabedc...