Irvine Community Land Trust Distributes Free Face Masks to Affordable Housing Residents

As Chair of the Irvine Community Land Trust, I’m pleased to announce that the Land Trust has distributed hundreds of free face masks to residents of our affordable housing communities.

I want to thank FivePoint for its generous contribution of these masks.

I also want to thank Farrah Khan, my colleague on the Irvine City Council and a Community Land Trust Board Member, for arranging and coordinating the delivery of the face masks from FivePoint to the Land Trust so that we can distribute them free of charge.

COVID-19 spreads when an infected person speaks, sneezes, or coughs within 6 feet of others. You may have the virus and spread it even if you feel well.

To prevent infection, you must cover your nose and mouth when outside your home. Wearing a mask or cloth face covering can slow the spread of COVID-19 by limiting the release of virus into the air. It also reinforces physical distancing, and shows you care about the health of others. Wearing a mask is now required statewide. It’s also the law in Irvine, and common sense and good neighborliness everywhere.

I am honored to serve as Chair of the Irvine Community Land Trust  guiding its mission of providing secure, high-quality affordable housing for the benefit of income-eligible families.  

We’re all in this together!

 

 

Irvine Community Land Trust to Distribute Free Face Masks

As Chair of the Irvine Community Land Trust, I’m pleased to announce that the Land Trust will be among the non-profit organizations that will be distributing the face masks that FivePoint Communities has donated to the City of Irvine.

I want to thank FivePoint for its generous contribution.

I also want to thank Farrah Khan, my colleague on the Irvine City Council and a Community Land Trust Board Member, for arranging and coordinating the delivery of these face masks from FivePoint to the Land Trust so that we can distribute them free of charge.

We hope these free face masks will help you to continue staying safe during these unprecedented times.

We ask that you do your part as well, and wear your mask when in public, especially when shopping.  It’s the law in Irvine, and common sense and good neighborliness everywhere.

Specific details regarding mask distribution are being arranged and will be posted soon.

I am honored to serve as Chair of the Irvine Community Land Trust  guiding its mission of providing secure, high-quality affordable housing for the benefit of income-eligible families.  

We’re all in this together!

United Across Borders Foundation and the City of Irvine Join Together for a HUGE Food Distribution at the Great Park!

United Across Borders Foundation and the City of Irvine join together on Saturday, June 27, for a HUGE food distribution at the Great Park! 

This distribution event will be setup as a drive-thru event from 10:0 am to 1:00 pm

The location is Great Park, LOT 2, 8000 Great Park Blvd, Irvine, CA.

Rules:

The distribution is first-come, first-served until all food has been given out.

Please follow the instructions of the staff and volunteers.

Please be patient and drive slowly.

ONE GROCERY KIT PER CAR.

Please ensure you have room in your car to receive the food boxes.

United Across Boarders is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to serving local and international communities with love, respect, integrity and compassion.  “We are dedicated to provide communities with grocery assistance, diapers, medical supplies/equipment and various support with the hope that no one will end their day in need or hungry.”

Join Us Friday, April 24, with Donations of Face Coverings, Food and Water for Local Farm Workers!

On Tuesday, April 21, we delivered donations of face coverings, food, and water to Irvine’s many farm workers, who continue to work to provide food for us during the COVID-19 crisis.

The Chinese American Mutual Association  (CAMA) generously contributed 1,000 face masks.  Many others contributed as well, providing local farm workers with eggs, rice, beans, tortillas, Gatorade, and bottled water.

A special thank you goes to my friend and local activist Yesenia Rojas and Congressman Lou Correa (D-CA46), and to Miguel’s Jr. Restaurants.

So many people brought donations that we will be providing more donations of face masks, food and water for farm workers again on Friday!

We will be meeting on Friday, April 24, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am in the parking lot at 5 Sterling, Irvine CA 92618 to accept donations.

Please join us with donations of food (in particular, eggs, rice, beans, and tortillas), as well as Gatorade and bottled water.

You can also drop off food donations at our house at 214 Desert Bloom, Irvine CA 92618, anytime on Thursday or on Friday morning.  We have a table set up outside our front door.

If you have any further questions, please call me at 949-683-8855.

We hope to see you then!

Here are some more pictures from today:

Donations of Face Coverings and Food Needed for Local Farm Workers!

I have been working to collect and deliver donations of face coverings and food to Irvine’s many farm workers, who continue to work to provide food for us during the COVID-19 crisis.

Photo: Veronica Davis

The Chinese American Mutual Association  (CAMA) has generously contributed 1,000 face masks.

We are in need of food donations — especially eggs, rice, beans, tortillas, and Gatorade. 

We are also in need of donations of bottled water.  

If you can sponsor a lunch for approximately 20 farm workers, please let me know at 949-683-8855.

We will be meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, April 21, from 1:00 -2:00 p.m. at the agricultural field at the corner of Walnut and Jeffrey in Irvine to deliver these donations to the farm workers.  Please follow social distancing guidelines.

If you have further questions, please give me a call at 949-683-8855.

Thank you!

Melissa

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UPDATE: 

Thank you to everyone who helped with this important effort today to provide face coverings, food, and water to local farm workers!

In fact, today’s event was so successful that we’re doing it again tomorrow!

Join us: Weds., April 22 at 12:00 noon at the corner of Jeffrey and Portola Parkway in Irvine. For more info, see my new blog post Join Us Tomorrow, Weds., April 22, with Donations of Face Coverings, Food and Water for Local Farm Workers!