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
  • 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...

  • Shopping Center Partnership Launched Feed The Leads Campaign

    Jill Kobe, Director of Specialty Leasing and Shopping Center Marketing at CIRE Equity, is also an organizer for Feed The Leads, a donation campaign that aids the medical personnel and restaurant owners in Arizona, California and Colorado. Jill explains how the idea came about and how you can dona...

  • Two Arizona Labs Team Up To Provide COVID-19 Testing

    Two Arizona-based laboratories that were once competitors teamed up in the effort to provide more COVID-19 tests for Arizona.

  • Mountainside Fitness Prioritizing Health During COVID-19

    Tom Hatten, CEO, Mountainside Fitness, opens up about how difficult it was to temporarily close their 18 valley locations, how they've responded to help the community and what steps will be taken for reopening.

  • Valley Facebook Group Enhancing Sense of Community

    PHX Hidden Rocks Facebook Group was created to enhance a sense of community. Here how the game goes: Rocks are hidden throughout the valley with art and inspirational sayings. When you find a rock, you can either keep it or keep the game going and move it to another location. We caught up with Da...

  • Paradise Valley Emergency Food Bank Providing During COVID-19

    Kay Norris, interim director of the Paradise Valley Emergency Food Bank, talks about how demand has increased. Even though the bank had to cut volunteer staff in half during this crisis, they are still able to distribute all the food and supplies to families in need during this time. PVEFD is als...

  • APS Launches Customer Support Fund Assistance

    APS launches Customer Support Fund for those who need assistance paying their bill. Annette Carrier, APS, Program Manager of External Affairs, shares how the program works and offers tips for customers trying to manage working and schooling from home.

    Learn more at: https://www.aps.com/en/About/...

  • How notMYkid Made Their Digital Transformation

    In the face of massive disruption, Scottsdale-based nonprofit, notMYkid, successfully shifted all their programs online. Kristen Polin, CEO, notMYkid, shares that a huge part of their work is making in-person connections, but in order to follow CDC guidelines, they quickly figured out a way to co...

  • How Valley Metro is Leading in the Moment

    There are a lot of essential workers that depend on public transportation to get to their job. Valley Metro CEO Scott Smith shares the steps they have taken to ensure rider safety while also providing additional support to address urgent transportation needs.

  • Boy and Girls Club of the Valley Helping Essential Workers with Childcare

    If you’ve wondered how you can thank an essential worker, here’s one way: help make sure their child will be in good hands while they’re at work. Valley Boys and Girls Clubs have stepped up with extended hours to help educate, feed and comfort children while their parents keep our community going...

  • Goodwill Reopened 21 Valley Stores

    Goodwill reopened 21 of their 90 stores in the valley so they can continue providing and finding jobs for people in need of work. Courtney Nelson, VP of Marketing and Communications at Goodwill, talks about the behind the scenes effort required to reopen those retail locations. In addition, Goodw...