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Successful launch of Californians for All

Thousands of Californians have answered the call to help in the new statewide initiative 'Californians for All'

Posted: Apr 30, 2020 9:10 AM
Updated: May 1, 2020 9:24 AM

CHICO, Calif. – Californians throughout the state very well could give themselves pats on the back for the recent support of a new statewide initiative.

Governor Gavin Newsom recently put out the call for volunteers from all backgrounds and skill-sets, to step forward and help during this coronavirus pandemic, with the launch of the website portal, ‘Californians for All.’

State residents have overwhelmingly stepped up.

Action News Now Morning Anchor Julia Yarbough wanted to find out how the platform was doing since launching. Yarbough spoke with the state’s Chief Service Officer, Josh Fryday, about the effort.

He says in the first week, the response went far beyond what had been anticipated.

“It’s really a reflection of the broader spirit of Californians, with so many stepping up to make a difference,” says Fryday. “Just this last week over 32-thousand Californians have signed up.”

Those who do submit their names and information regarding what areas they would like to help in, first receive an email outlining some immediate steps that can be taken during the pandemic to help someone in need; like just calling someone to ask if they need help.
Fryday says as community needs are identified, prospective volunteers will be paired with an agency in their respective areas in order to begin helping.

Yarbough asked Fryday what the primary areas of need are right now. He says the pressing need is volunteers to assist at local food banks, those willing and able to donate blood and individuals making phone calls to check in on their neighbors, especially elders or those who are isolated under stay-at-home orders.

“There’s both short and long term needs and while we want people to be connected now we also realize we're going to have needs for months to come,” explains Fryday. “I think this pandemic has shown that people are willing and wanting to support each other in their communities.”

Based on the response to the Californians for All volunteer effort, Fryday says this initiative will likely continue well beyond when the state overcomes the coronavirus.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3055568

Reported Deaths: 34441
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles103280614122
San Bernardino2561091560
Riverside2504362645
San Diego2168352109
Orange2148082477
Santa Clara943661109
Kern86718565
Fresno82485968
Sacramento806781111
Alameda67952765
Ventura62101436
San Joaquin58290786
Contra Costa52965450
Stanislaus42882758
Tulare41867506
Monterey36126255
San Mateo32596309
San Francisco29321262
Solano25806106
Imperial25317465
Santa Barbara25083236
Merced24452308
Sonoma24068240
Kings19435145
Placer17380180
San Luis Obispo15929136
Madera13443151
Santa Cruz12298113
Marin11693157
Yolo10620131
Shasta9776122
Butte9474123
El Dorado782644
Sutter775478
Napa760140
Lassen519516
San Benito496343
Yuba495127
Tehama397142
Tuolumne338240
Nevada320673
Mendocino311432
Amador301631
Lake261230
Humboldt239324
Glenn193519
Colusa17339
Calaveras161723
Siskiyou144613
Mono11214
Inyo97429
Del Norte8662
Plumas5895
Modoc3853
Mariposa3464
Trinity3024
Sierra820
Alpine730
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