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Gov. Newsom announces launch of community volunteering initiative

Posted at 4:20 PM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 21:36:10-04

From "Zoomers to Boomers," California wants you to volunteer for your local community.

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the "Californians for All" volunteer initiative at his daily press conference Tuesday.

The initiative is an effort and website to organize volunteering, of the healthy and able, on a local level to help during this time of need.

The website allows you to sign up for services that would interest you including food banks, delivering meals, tutoring, helping at shelter facilities and more.

"It allows you to connect with your prescriptive passion and connect them to specific needs in your community," Newsom said. "It's a bottom up framework, not top down, so we want to meet you where you are and so we can ultimately create the kind of dynamic of sense of commonality that will ultimately get us through this moment."

Newsom noted Food Banks have lost 70 percent of volunteers across the state.

If you would like to stay at home but want to contribute, you can sign up to be a 2-1-1 operator and check on neighbors.

You can find learn more about how to sign up by visiting the "Californians for All" website here.

Newsom also reported an additional 60 COVID-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours throughout California.