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CARING ANGELS FOUNDATION

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Hello potential Volunteers,

We are a volunteer led nonprofit organization that started due to the pandemic. We helped give no cost, speedy, and priority testing to Frontliner and essential workers access to testing.

We also brought volunteers together from all background in the community to test bay area schools with our partnered labs. We have 1000 active volunteers and in a span of a few months we were able to have 2,000 plus volunteers join in testing to help our schools and communities safe.

One of our most recent events was bring 500 volunteers in five weeks to make test kits for 150 plus schools in the bay area to keep schools safe and open. The goal was 35,000 kits and we surpassed it by making 150,000 kits in 5 weeks. We had people from every background make a difference in our community.

Here is a new segment of these efforts. Please copy and paste links to browser.

https://abc7news.com/coronavirus-testing-predicine-covid-19/11007080/

HelpTestBayArea,com is our old website.

We are working on a new .org website and we need all the help in sharing our efforts since the pandemic started.

Our team has funded our efforts with personal donations, but now we need help in funding our future operations. We've been helped by partnered labs in providing no cost testing to the community.

We currently need help with marketing, social media outreach, website updates, and other positions to help show case our efforts and receive funding.

We are a nonprofit called Caring Angels Foundation in partnership with HelpTestBayArea for COVID-19 response in the community.

We are in dire need to help moving forward to be sustainable and the biggest need is a fully functioning and content sharing of our efforts. The goal is to bring partnerships, volunteers, nonprofits, and community members via our site and nonprofit in helping making a difference in together in strength in numbers related to no cost COVID-19 testing.

Please join us and read below of my story for starting HelpTestBayArea as Front liner Emergency Trauma Nurse and Public Health Nurse as COVID-19 Response Nurse since the start of the pandemic and how we've evolved into nonprofit testing 250,000 community members at no cost for everyone in the community.
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Below is our story and our accomplishments and we hope to move forward with funding and to be sustainable for our future as a nonprofit.
If we do not find a need on the community with no support financially then we may need to cancel our operations in the community.

Thank in advance !!!!!



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Juner’s story


Hello!


My name is Juner Ryan, BSN, RN, PHN and I started HelpTestBayArea to help fill a need for COVID-19 testing in the Bay Area community. I am an Emergency Room Nurse at a busy local hospital. We were one of the first hospitals to receive COVID-19 patients from the cruise ship that docked in the port of Oakland in March 2020. When the COVID-19 pandemic started, testing was limited or not available at all. My father has high-risk health issues and due to my frequent contact with COVID-19 patients in the ER, I decided to move into a hotel in Berkeley to protect him. My mother had recently passed away from her battle with breast cancer and I didn’t want to lose another parent.


I am one of many other frontliners who share the same story of leaving their family or loved ones in order to protect them from contracting the COVID-19 virus. One story that really strikes me is that of one of my co-workers who chose to leave her cancer-sick mother, and her children, which included her newborn infant in her efforts to protect them. It was heartbreaking to know her 3-year-old missed his mother, but didnt know why he couldn't see her; it was also saddening to think of the important mother-infant bonding time with her newborn that she had to sacrifice.


This, and many more, reflect the reality that we live in, and hence, the importance placed on staying safe. Access to true and timely testing is a key factor in ensuring both community and frontliner safety, and is the core reason I am immensely passionate about it.



Partnerships


HelpTestBayArea’s goal has always been to give free, easily accessible and accurate COVID-19 testing, without sacrificing quick turn-around times for results. We are also focused on connecting the homeless and the underserved in the community to get the testing they need as high-risk and essential workers. Since inception, our partners have helped us largely meet these goals, empowering us to test and isolate many known infected COVID-19 community members. These efforts of generosity, and giving assurance to front-liners have helped us protect each other and our families this past year. Find below some honorable mentions of our past, and existing partnerships.


When COVID-19 started initially, we partnered with a fire chief involved in mass COVID-19 testing and a vendor to hold an event to help test frontliners in the Bay Area. The goal was to mass test frontliners, community members, and the homeless in Alameda County. We were given University of California San Francisco's (UCSF) mass testing playbook to guide us in our efforts.


We have also partnered with the Volunteer Health Interpreters Organization (VHIO) to help communicate our efforts to Spanish speakers and other non-English speaking community members.


In addition, we partnered with some labs (Predicine labs , Avellino Labs , Valencia Labs) to help test our Emergency Service personnel in the community. This partnership involved providing Medical Volunteers to mass test the community and to help anyone in the community to be part of the solution during this pandemic.


We also partnered to help support and recruit volunteers with UCSF Health and Umoja Health for their event in Oakland, CA. The work of these two groups have really been an important and impactful initiative to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in under-served communities.


We are now providing volunteer support to schools in the Bay area to help stop the spread of this virus as we open up our communities. One of our volunteers became our Director of Volunteer Operations in matching them to events to help volunteer in the San Francisco Bay Area. We continue to add grassroots core team members and help connect volunteers from any background and provide support in lessening the spread of the virus.


Some other relationships we are proud of include our partnership with California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) in protecting our volunteers with PPE, California Department of Public Health, and the Volunteer Health Interpreters Organization (VHIO) University of California Berkeley students.


All of us have been contributing in these efforts while working our full-time jobs or going to school. As COVID-19 continues to decrease in the community due to vaccination, we are at the crossroads of running our organization with no financial support in the future. If we do not have the financial support of the community and donors, we may soon be forced to disband our grassroots volunteer organization.


We’d like to replicate our efforts in other communities domestically and globally.


Ultimately, we'd continue to help test the community with COVID-19 testing. We want to bridge the gap of testing accessibility to all members of the community to help prevent any health issues. Then, we hope to spearhead global outreach in supporting under-served countries with better access to medical services and educational prevention of disease.


We’d like to thank everyone who made all of our efforts possible and for wanting to be a positive force during this pandemic. I am grateful for all these amazing initiatives to help our community .







How did we start? Where are we headed?



Help Test Bay Area started with 3 members. A web designer, media outreach volunteer, and a Nurse. Our web designer was making 3D-masks and helping donate them to hospitals with his mother. Our advisor through this whole process was Dr. Song from Los Angeles. We are very appreciative of his consistent and amazing guidance during this time for our team.


We then had three nurses join in expanding outreach to the community and to help test more people in the community.


We wanted to help bridge the gap with community members in helping stop the spread of the virus with volunteers to help test, education to all non-speaking individuals, community outreach to pair organizations with testing sites.


We’ve grown with all grass root members with no experience of forming a non-profit organization. All we had was the passion to make a difference in the community during the pandemic and help everyone in the community be a positive impact in a COVID-19 Pandemic.

The goal was to bring together everyone from different backgrounds to have one goal in preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.


We’ve grown so much in a year and we consist of Frontline medical professionals including nurses and doctors, Paramedics, public health nurse, nurse practitioners, nursing students, medical registration specialist, Global Health Specialist, Certified nursing assistant, Engineers, Medical Eligibility Specialist.


Our non-medical side we have Security Instructor- US State Department

Marketer, Recruiter, Community Builder, web designers, project managers, accountant, marketer, recruiter, community builder, certified nursing assistants, registration specialist, journalist, media coordinator, journalism and marketing manager, startup entrepreneurs, and Professor of Art History and Museum Studies.


We hope to continue to grow as a self-sufficient grassroots organization with community members taking the lead in directing where we go after this pandemic. If there is no need, then we will officially disband with no community or financial support.








What we are current doing with our partners


Partnership with Predicine Labs

We have tested approximately 250,000 plus individuals in the bay area with our partners.


We currently have 1,000 active volunteers


As of now we support COVID-19 testing throughout the bay area and continue we to grow.


Accomplishments:

  1. Alameda County Nursing home testing with ACDPH
  2. Union City- city wide testing
  3. Mt Eden High School and Hayward
  4. Oakland
  5. Newark
  6. Palo Alto Unified School District
  7. West Contra Costa Unified School District
  8. Milpitas Unified School District
  9. Pleasanton Unified School District
  10. Albany Unified
  11. Dublin Unified
  12. Campbell Unified
  13. Pittsburg Unified
  14. Nursing Homes
  15. San Jose
  16. San Francisco- We are preparing with our partners testing the following Homeless
    1. At risk youth
    2. Underserved community members

We will be be partnering with our partners connecting with these following organizations

  1. Bay Area Community Services for the homeless, under served, and mental health patients
  2. Larkin Street Youth Services
  3. SF-Marin Food Bank- Homelessness
  4. SFDPH


  1. Oakland + San Francisco + San Jose Chinatowns in collaboration with One Peace Foundation in helping test the homeless

  1. Asian American Pacific Island (AAPI) support with Stand up for Asian in testing the elderly asian community


  1. The V Foundation for Cancer- Volunteer for COVID-19 Testing Station

https://www.v.org/about/ August 2021


  1. Proud Volunteer support for United In Health Oakland and Sanando Juntos with their testing event on September 26th - September 27th. For those who live, work, or worship in Fruitvale and are interested in getting tested, please click here to schedule an appointment. To learn more, please visit their site at unitedinhealthoakland.org.

Oakland, CA

Aug 22nd - Aug 23rd 2020

We are proud to support United In Health Oakland with their testing event on August 22nd - August 23rd. For those who live, work, or worship in East Oakland and are interested in getting tested, please click here to schedule an appointment. To learn more, please visit their site at unitedinhealthoakland.org .

East Oakland, CA

Aug 22nd - Aug 23rd 2020


We are proud to support United In Health Oakland with their testing event on August 22nd - August 23rd. For those who live, work, or worship in East Oakland and are interested in getting tested, please click here to schedule an appointment. To learn more, please visit their site at unitedinhealthoakland.org.


  1. Collaborated in efforts during the pandemic to mass test at Oakland Area

  1. Partnership with Avellino Labs

  1. Partnership with CDPH

  1. Partnership with Color and Valencia Labs

  1. Beginning of the pandemic collaboration with Fire Chief to test Frontliners, their family and friends, when testing was low and inaccessible.

  1. UCSF Health

  1. Umoja Health Volunteer Support in Oakland, CA

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About CARING ANGELS FOUNDATION

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3358 PARK RIDGE DR, SAN PABLO, CA 94806, US

Mission Statement

Caring Angels Foundation’s Mission is to uplift communities and lives through programs focused on Health, Education and Nutrition. Our Vision is to reach more people in rural/ under served areas around the globe. To share resources in a sustainable, eco-friendly way that uplifts lives and does no harm to the environment. In Partnership with HelpTestBayArea.com we will provide free mass COVID-19 testing via partnerships and community volunteers to test the community, outreach, and advocacy. We want to help test the insured and uninsured making sure there is easy access to testing with timely results. We want to be a supplement to free testing sites and test individuals with or without symptoms, or are unable to have access to testing. We will also have limited vaccination to the public.

Description

  • We have a partnerships with COVID-19 testing labs including Valencia Labs and California Department of Public Health.
  • We want to also support any community project or initiative via partnership and community volunteers
  • We want to bring community members to help during this pandemic and to mitigate the virus

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  • Information Architecture
  • Web Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Fundraising
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  • Community Outreach

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