COVID-19 Pandemic in Northern California

by Volunteers for Interamerican Development Assistance
COVID-19 Pandemic in Northern California
Nov 4, 2022

VIDA Continues to Serve the Bay Area

VIDA has adapted to the changing needs in the San Francisco Bay Area during the past two years of the epidemic. Historically, donations flowed from United States based hospitals through VIDA to impoverished hospitals overseas. However, the COVID crisis exposed our own local vulnerability to an epidemic.

Early in the pandemic, VIDA received requests for beds and other related equipment and supplies from the hospitals that have been so generous to our mission.   As a result, VIDA donated beds and truckloads of supplies and equipment to various hospitals throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition, VIDA supported countless community groups who were particularly vulnerable to contracting the virus.

Now that the crisis appears to be on the decline and entering an endemic phase, hospitals are now donating back the equipment which in turn will be sent overseas to many programs that our still in crisis mode due to COVID.   However, VIDA continues to work with local community groups to provide masks, gloves and antiseptic cleaners to its vulnerable populations. It is your generous donations that make this new response to the crisis possible. 

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Volunteers for Interamerican Development Assistance

Location: Berkeley, CA - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @VIDA USA
Project Leader:
Adam See
Executive Director
Berkeley , CA United States
$4,439 raised of $12,000 goal
38 donations
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