South Bay Community Volunteers

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With over 300 local volunteers, and with partnered with the Beach Cities Health District, our group has become a valuable free resource for those who are currently immune-compromised or high-risk for contracting COVID-19. The group was established to do groceries, pick up prescriptions, and run general errands for anyone who requests help. Through an online request form, a person can request assistance for themselves or someone they know. A safety-trained volunteer located near them is then notified and connected with that person. The volunteer then stays in touch indefinitely to make sure everyone can stay safe during this time. The project has also now expanded to other efforts including mask-making, food bank volunteering, outside South Bay errands, and more.

Originally started in mid-March as the Hermosa Community Volunteers, this project has grown and so the name has been adjusted to reflect the volunteers and requests received. South Bay Community Volunteers is partnered with the Beach Cities Health District. BCHD provided the virtual safety training video that is requested from all volunteers, but they also provide assistance with tending to the needs of those community members who need more help than the SBCV can provide.

The SBCV project is homegrown and 100% volunteer-run. It was started by Hermosa Beach resident and business owner Jessica Accamando and you can reach her at jessica.accamando@gmail.com or 310.753.3960 for any questions or opportunities to help. Registered volunteers receive a twice-weekly email from Jessica with opportunities to volunteer and an update on the effort.

Once you join as a volunteer, you can join the Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/hermosavolunteers) where volunteers communicate with other volunteers and share experiences, ideas, and tips.

Upcoming Blood Drive(s)

May 10: 12 to 5 PM 
Hosted by UCLA Hospitals
https://www.ucedonor.com/mobile/index.cfm?group=op&step=2&opid=10380&opidh=142C46984CA23135B82371185FE428C9&idt=43929.6153472
Blood donors will receive an AMC movie ticket and another gift

Pre-registration is required for both but anyone is welcome to sign-up. Walk-in donations will not be accepted due to the limited amount of blood they are able to collect to maintain social distancing and in anticipation of the pre-registration filling the available times slots.