“This is the worst economic crisis the United States has seen in generations. […] If nothing else changes and evictions continue as normal, then this public health crisis will turn into a full-blown homelessness crisis.”–Matthew Desmond, author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
Glimmers of hope are appearing in unexpected places. It flickers in hearts and minds long darkened by disillusionment and despair. Will this country and its people finally be willing to wrestle with the twisted lie of racial superiority that has deformed our consciousness and culture for hundreds of years? Is the accumulation of horrors and righteous disgust with the status quo enough to propel us to overcome our persistent denial about the scale and intensity of racial injustice in this country? In unexpected places, people dare to hope.
KUDOS TO ALL! One San Mateo’s “Stock the Cupboards” campaign closed last evening with donations of $7,225, which included $2,000 in matching funds contributed by members of One San Mateo. This outcome far exceeded the original goal of raising $5,000 to support our undocumented neighbors who, in this COVID moment, are struggling just to put food on the table. A tremendous thank you to all who responded with such speed and generosity to make this campaign an overwhelming success!
Our “Stock the Cupboards – Abastecer los Armarios” campaign is coming to an end midnight Sunday. So this weekend is your last chance to donate to our effort to help feed the undocumented families of San Mateo. Thanks to the generous support from numerous individual donors, we’re within grasping distance of our goal. Let’s have one last final push to propel the campaign across the finish line!
The undocumented in our community carry out many jobs that bring quality and ease to our everyday lives. Though they work exceptionally hard and fill vital roles, they tend to be underappreciated, undersupported, and underheard. In the current COVID environment, they and their families are also now at risk of being underfed. Even if they … Continue reading Stock the Cupboards – Abastecer los Armarios
If the Peninsula Health Care District proceeds with its current plans for the redevelopment of the old Peninsula Hospital site, the community will have lost out on a unique opportunity to extract as much affordability as we might have. Of the 475 senior homes planned, 184 — approximately 39% — are to be designated as “affordable.” However, these affordable units are becoming less and less affordable by the day.