APAPA – Tri-Valley Chapter Helps Combat COVID-19

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In early March, once the Tri-Valley Chapter recognized the dire needs of medical supplies such as PPE and hand sanitizers for our local medical agencies, the immediate action we took was to fundraise funds for the purchase. Thanks to the generous donation of our chapter and community members, over $16,000 was raised within a few days. Eventually, 20,000 bottles of sanitizers were purchased and delivered to various medical centers, school districts, and non- profit organizations in the San Ramon Valley/ Tri-Valley area and throughout the San Francisco Bay area.  Also, we were fortunate to have a private community member who donated 15 boxes of PPE to be delivered to the San Ramon Regional Medical Center.

TVC is very committed to mentor and empowers our members in leadership development, especially our youths and young professionals.  For this year’s Summer Internship Program, we accepted 10 interns from local high schools and a few college students. So far, they had already completed two of TVC’s online training and continued with CLUSA’s youth leadership webinars.  Despite the challenges of not able to send our interns to most of the political offices, all interns are doing assignments remotely. They will be supervised throughout the summer months to accomplish the program.  Intern graduation gala will be held virtually online in August to celebrate their accomplishments and completion of the program.

In addition to their internship program, TVC also participated virtually in the July 4th Independence Day parade in Danville, with a short video acknowledging our participation. Two events were organized in July to meet with the Police Chiefs in the cities of San Ramon and Dublin. These events provided the opportunity to connect TVC’s members with law enforcement units to discuss community issues.

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