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

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Leading in the Moment: COVID-19 Community Impact and Solutions
  • State of the Restaurant Industry with Arizona Restaurant Association

    Steve Chucri, President & CEO of the Arizona Restaurant Association joined us to discuss the current state of the restaurant industry as the pandemic continues. In this interview, Chucri covers data regarding job loss in the industry and provides insight into how restrictions continue to impact r...

  • Using Technology To Stay Connected With Loved Ones

    Tom Egan, CEO of The Foundation for Senior Living, joined us to talk about the how technology can be used this holiday season to check in on and visit with senior loved ones. There are some creative apps that are designed to not only make life a bit easier for our seniors, but also keep them saf...

  • Improving Water Access For Navajo Nation

    Marcus Denetdale, Program Manager of Construction in Indian Country for ASU and Captain David Harvey, Deputy Director of the Division of Sanitation Facilities Construction for Indian Health Services, plus a member of the Navajo Nation joined us to talk about the program that provides better acces...

  • D-backs School Challenge Program Gives Back To Arizona Education

    Debbie Castaldo, Arizona Diamondbacks VP of Corporate and Community Impact, joined us to talk about the Dbacks School Challenge which debuted in 2012 and funds 20-25 selected Arizona schools with a $5,000 each year.

    The funds go towards anything a particular school or classroom needs. This ye...

  • AZ Helping Hands Provides Essential Needs For Foster Care Children

    Dan Shufelt, CEO and President of AZ Helping Hands, joined us to talk about what this non-profit does for foster care children and families throughout the state and the need for volunteers now more than ever due to COVID 19.

    AZ Helping Hands is the state's largest provider of essential needs f...

  • Giving Sole Empowers Arizona's Foster Care Children

  • Helios Partnership With Virtual Teacher Institute

  • Moving Forward With Fall High School Athletics

  • Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Donates Millions To Arizona Nonprofits

    Mary Jane Rynd, President and CEO of Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, joins us to talk about the emergency grants the trust has issued to nonprofits in Maricopa County since the beginning of the pandemic.

    To date, the trust has funded almost $11.5 million in emergency grants to multiple orga...

  • Mercy Care Helps Arizona Residents With Various Mental Health Programs

    During this pandemic, healthcare providers are reporting increased engagement with mental health services. Mercy Care CEO Lorry Bottrill joins us to discuss how Arizona residents can find access to various mental health programs and services. 

  • SaniCrew Mobilizes Sanitation to Enhance Public Safety

    Stefanie Lerner with SaniCrew joins us to talk about the mobile sanitizing crew (with a Ghostbusters theme) that was created for events, restaurants, stores, weddings etc., in an effort to provide safety in pandemic and post-pandemic society.

    Stefanie talked about how the idea came about and h...

  • Assisted Living Federal Association Provides Support To Assisted Communities

    Karen Barno, CEO, President and Founder of Arizona ALFA, joined us to talk about how the what her non-profit does for assisted living communities around the state.

    They provide education, information and support to all facilities. Karen also addresses the impact COVID 19 has had on assisted l...

  • Back To School Clothing Drive Supplies To Families In Need

    Karl Gentles, executive director of Back To School Clothing Drive joins us to talk about the altered process this year of getting clothing and supplies to needy students and families this school year.

    Many Arizona school districts have delayed in-student classes so the clothing drive has organi...

  • The Significance of Blood and Plasma Donations During Covid-19

    Sue Thew with Vitalant joins us to talk about the overwhelming need for blood donations during this pandemic, and to assure people that every safety precaution is being taken at Vitalant blood drive location. Whether you donate through a blood drive or individually, all the information is on Vita...

  • Arizona Snowbowl and Flagstaff Chamber Provide COVID-19 Relief Fund

    Rob Linde, general manager of Arizona Snowbowl, spoke with us about the Snowbowl COVID-19 Relief Fund which is helping out local businesses during this pandemic. Snowbowl partnered with the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce on this effort which will provide eight $7500 grants.

    To qualify, businesse...

  • Arizona's COVID-19 Mental Health Research Impact Fund

    Dr. Mitzi Krockover, Board President of The Institute for Mental Health Research, joins us to talk about the increase of mental illness throughout our state due to COVID-19 and how the institute is helping out with it's COVID-19 Impact Fund.

    All the proceeds from this fund go to Arizona-based r...

  • Climb to Conquer Cancer Event Taking Place Virtually This Year

    The American Cancer Society’s annual hiking event, Climb to Conquer Cancer, will take place virtually this year instead of at Arizona Snowbowl. American Cancer Society volunteer Dave Smith tells us supporters are encouraged to head out on a hike while practicing social distancing and fundraise on...

  • Delta Dental of Arizona Distributes Funds to Cover Care Beyond Dental Needs

    Delta Dental of Arizona recently made a $500,000 donation to 23 federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) across the state. Realizing the impact of COVID-19, DDAZ distributed the funds for care beyond dental as they saw the need to help cover medical costs for patients with the virus, PPE, food ...

  • AIA Executive Director Shares Fall Sports Plan for High Schools

    David Hines, the executive director of the AIA, returned to speak with us about the state of high school athletics here in Arizona during the pandemic. Hines said the plan currently is for fall sports to officially begin in mid-August, even with the many delays in reopening of schools. All distri...

  • Organ Donor Registration Decreases During Pandemic

    At any given time, thousands of Arizonans are waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant. The Donor Network of Arizona works tirelessly to inform the public about the crucial need for organ donation and register new donors.

    Since the pandemic hit, donor registration has decreased to due to new p...

  • How Ronald McDonald House is Helping Families During the Pandemic

    Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central and Northern Arizona allow for families who live outside the Valley to have a home away from home while a child receives medical care in metro Phoenix. RMHC is able to help families overcome financial obstacles with low-cost, temporary housing close to h...

  • Phoenix Suns Broadcaster Kevin Ray on Upcoming Season

    Kevin Ray, the television play-by-play voice of the Phoenix Suns, joined us to talk about the upcoming completion of the NBA season. The Suns and 21 other teams will play in the "NBA Bubble" in Orlando at the end of the month. Kevin talked about the unique situation of broadcasting these games. ...

  • First Peoples Covid Resource Drive

    Marcus Denetdale, the director for ASU's Construction In Indian Country Program, spoke with us about The First Peoples Covid 19 Resource Drive which collects and delivers supplies to tribal communities all over the state to help ease the pain of the pandemic.

    Marcus details the two drives that...

  • Phoenix Suns Charities Connect Community with "We Are The Valley" T-Shirt

    Sarah Krahenbuhl, the executive director for Phoenix Suns Charities, spoke with us about "We Are The Valley" T-shirts that went on sale last month with all proceeds going to local businesses. Suns Charities teamed up with Local First Arizona on this effort which helps bring unity to our community...