LA Galaxy Partner Community Initiatives during COVID-19

During this period of uncertainty, people are stepping up to help those in need to support each other and our community. The LA Galaxy continue their proud partnership with many companies who are helping in Los Angeles and the entire Southern California community.

Below are some of the ways the LA Galaxy partners are responding and helping the community of LA and beyond.

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In partnership with the Governor and the California Department of Aging, AARP has launched the California For All resource card, a one-stop information guide on COVID-19 for all Californians. The resource card includes information on how to get caregiving support, how to stay safe at home, how to find important resources through the California Aging and Adults Information line, contacts to report fraud, abuse, or neglect, and more. The card and listed resources are available for free to all Californians in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

 

Additionally, AARP Community Connections helps address social isolation and offers virtual volunteer opportunities. The site captures information from people who would like to receive a friendly check-in call from an AARP volunteer. Additionally, the website enables users to organize their own “Mutual Aid” groups to stay connected, share ideas and sign up to help their family, neighbors and those most affected by COVID-19. Mutual Aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors. Learn more here and volunteer today.

 

Alaska Airlines has launched the #MillionMealsChallenge aimed at supporting the growing demands on local food banks across the west coast. Alaska Airlines Foundation has pledged $200,000 to provide over 896,000 meals to 14 local food banks across Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California and Hawaii. In conjunction with Russell Wilson and his wife, Ciara, Starbucks and countless other partners, Alaska Airlines is asking everyone to join the #MillionMealsChallenge to raise an additional 1 million meals for local food banks. Learn more about how you can help

 

American Express is committed to backing its colleagues, customers, partners, and the communities it serves worldwide. In looking out for these groups’ health and financial well-being, AMEX has backed a number of initiatives in an effort to combat the adverse effects of the global COVID-19 Pandemic.

 

AMEX has partnered with Hilton to donate up to one million hotel nights across the U.S. to frontline medical professionals leading the fight against COVID-19. Rooms will be available, without charge, to medical professionals who need a place to sleep, recharge, or isolate from their families through the end of May. Additionally, American Express is matching donations to Feeding America up to $1 million when card members use Membership Rewards Points toward their donations.

 

AMEX has committed to provide up to $5 million in various forms of financial support in the coming months to help fight the spread of COVID-19. These funds include, but are not limited to, grants to the International Medical Corps, the CDC Foundation, Feeding America, and the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the WHO.

 

Boston Beer, the makers of Angry Orchard Hard Cider and Sam Adams have donated $2 million to service industry workers through the Restaurant Strong Fund.

Angry Orchard will also be hosting live acts from local musicians across their Instagram channel with the intent of raising additional donations for the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund.

 

Hungry for Benihana?  Benihana restaurants will be open for take-out, delivery and curbside pick-up with online ordering. Benihana Family Meals can feed 2, 4 or even 6!  

 

Find the Benihana Restaurant nearest you to order today.

 

Now more than ever, it’s good to be home. Bob’s Discount Furniture has flexible online and by-phone shopping options while stores are temporarily closed.  Bob’s also offers safe and convenient delivery options, such as new No-Contact Drop-Off Delivery and Curbside Contactless Pickup options, making delivery easier than ever! 

 

Find out more about Bob's Discount Furniture response to COVID-19.

 

Denny’s has focused initiatives to safe dining by instituting Drive Thru and Curbside options throughout locations.

 

Additionally, the restaurant chain has donated thousands of meals to healthcare workers on the frontline while also feeding truckers who are delivering essential items for everyone by offering 18-wheeler Drive-Thru options.

 

As the official healthcare partner of the LA Galaxy, Dignity Health Southern California remains committed to providing Galaxy fans plenty of resources to educate, protect and respond to the spread of COVID-19.
 

To support the community’s response to the novel coronavirus, Dignity Health is expanding access to virtual urgent care by offering free virtual visits for patients experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19 with promo code COVID19, all other virtual urgent care needs will require a nominal service fee.
 

The virtual urgent care platform – Virtual Care Anywhere – allows for timely care delivery without putting other patients or emergency room clinicians at risk of contracting the virus. Our partners at Dignity Health encourage taking advantage of this care option and need your help to raise awareness of this virtual urgent care service available to our communities. For more information on Virtual Care Anywhere you may visit,  dignityhealth.org/virtualcareanywhere, download the Virtual Care Anywhere app, or call 855.356.8053.
 
 For more information on the coronavirus or Dignity Health hospitals locations please visit - https://www.dignityhealth.org/

 

Still looking for delicious, locally brewed beer while staying home? Firestone Walker’s Venice location, The Propagator, is open for carry-out beer: canned, bottled, or draft growlers. Visit between 12:00pm – 7:00pm.

 

Additionally, you can order beer delivery via Caviar.

 

For many, these uncertain times can seem financially scary. Kinecta is here to help. Kinecta branches remain open, providing key financial services. Additionally, new digital services have been added for loan applications, skip-a-payment requests, and redeployed staff to increase capacity in high-demand areas like the Member Contact Center and Payroll Protection Program.

 

So far, Kinecta has granted more than 700 zero-interest emergency relief loans, totaling nearly $1.2 million. Also, Kinecta has provided loan forbearance assistance for over 8,000 members. Lastly, Kinecta has secured $19 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for 170 small business owning Kinecta members.

 

Learn more about financial assistance and other Kinecta resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

With schools closing and many employers having people work from home, educators and students are now finding a new normal.  To support these amazing efforts to teach and learn from home, JLab Audio donated 3,000 headphones to the San Diego Unified School District.

 

To make the transition from the office and school environment to your home, JLab Audio also has some tips, activities and products to add some fun, spice and creativity to your staying home routine!

 

Kona Brewing has focused its community initiatives to help the Hawaiian Islands where the brewing company houses two local breweries and restaurants.

 

To date, Kona Brewing has donated $10,000 directly to Aloha Harvest, a Foodland Partner that ensures restaurant and hotel surplus of food is donated. Additionally, another $10,000 has been donated to Hawaii Food Basket, supporting over 100 local farmers. Lastly, Kona has donated $2,500 for Keiki Food Drive in Makaha.

 

Kona Brewing has also partnered with Kona Fish purveyor to donate 200 pounds of fish a week from the Kona brewery to local residents.

 

The LA Times has you covered with the most up-to-date COVID-19 news and statistics. For free COVID-19 news coverage, sign up for an account sign up for an account. No subscription necessary. Also, use this free COVID-19 tracking tool to stay current with data and statistics relating to the pandemic.

 

Macy’s has teamed up with Meals on Wheels to help provide meals to vulnerable seniors during this critical time.

 

You can help too. With a donation of $10 or more to support the Meals on Wheels COVID-19 Response Fund, you will be providing a meal delivery and safety checks to keep seniors safe at home.  

 

The Modelo Brand Family, alongside Constellation Brands, has contributed $500,000 to the U.S. Bartenders’ Guild and $500,000 to support the First Responders First initiative

 

Overall, Constellation Brands has committed more than $2.5 million towards relief effort

 

 

Motel 6 values and appreciates the role of COVID-19 emergency responders.  Motel 6 is open and ready to help at our many locations nationwide. 

 

Through May 31, Motel 6 is offering a 20% discount for those on the front lines as a “Thank You” from Motel 6.

 

Click here for more on the Motel 6 response.

 

 

In support of COVID-19 relief efforts, San Manuel with the American Red Cross and LifeStream Blood Bank in support of two blood drives. 100 pints of blood were donated.

 

Within the greater San Bernardino/Riverside area, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has participated in local food drives benefitting Mary’s Mercy Center, Highland Senior Center and has partnered with Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino to offer food to over 5,000 people.

 

In addition, San Manuel hosted a Mask Drive that saw over 950 masks made and donated to Inland Empire nonprofits: Inland Empire Ronald McDonald House, Loma Linda University Medical Center and Susan G. Komen Inland Empire. 

 

Looking for a fun way to pass the time? Download San Manuel Casino’s free online game and experience the thrill you’ve been missing. Play Here.

 

 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sherwin-Williams has adjusted business operations to comply with the CDC guidelines. Curbside pickup at all locations is available for customers.

 

Find a store nearest you and tackle a home painting project today!

 

Education is one of the industries most affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Southern New Hampshire University has announced plans to make on-campus education a more affordable reality for people suffering financially as a result of the pandemic.

 

Have free time on your hands while quarantined? Explore the possibility of online undergraduate and graduate degrees offered by SNHU, with over 200 degree programs to choose from.

 

Welch’s Fruit Snacks has teamed up with the LA Galaxy Foundation to provide fruit snacks to A Place Called Home, who is distributing thousands of pounds of groceries and household essentials to households in dire need.

 

William Grant & Sons stand fast with their community and is supplying 5 million liters of ethanol for hand sanitizer production.

 

Additionally, visit drizly.com and use promo code “TULLYTIME” to receive $5 off of Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey or promo code "STANDFAST" to receive $5 off of Milagro Tequila at checkout for your next virtual Happy Hour!