A Very "Cool" Block
-- from your neighbor, Jen G., in the Cypress Point neighborhood
Some residents of my HOA complex started a Cool Block initiative several weeks before the “Shelter-in-Place” order was issued. Because we set up a Slack channel. While we were all friendly we were never this connected before. We are now using it as a way to communicate, share, and shop for each other.
So far, some of the neighborly things we've done, together:
- In March we organized a PPE collection for Kaiser in San Jose. We were their first donation.
- We’ve collected non-perishable food and school supplies for people who live in vehicles
- We regularly share extra produce from our garden (some of us are Willowgate Garden members), groceries, household goods, etc.
- A few neighbors bake/cook food and share. For example, muffins, bbq, lemon curd, ribs…
- My husband makes sourdough bread and shares it with our neighbors (See photos attached.)
I feel thankful to have such kind neighbors.
We're looking for good stories about our good neighbors.
We want to continue to highlight all that our community is doing, together, to bring positivity and goodwill during the COVID-19 pandemic. What are the best ways you've seen Mountain View band together to show support for their neighbors? Share it with us! Email your photos and stories to firstname.lastname@example.org.
REMINDER: We want your art!
Did you do some coloring this week? Show some community togetherness spirit! After you download a copy, have your kiddos show off their artistic skills and send it to email@example.com, along with your name and neighborhood, so we can share with the community. Rumor has it we might even showcase some of them at the Center for Performing Arts marquee!
Mountain View News
Small Business Resiliency and Small Landlord Relief Loan Program
The new Small Business Resiliency Loan Program will provide up to $10,000 in the form of no-interest loan assistance for small Mountain View businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The City also launched a special program funded solely by the City for $100,000 for landlords who own nine units or less. The program is designed to help smaller housing providers maintain their properties even if tenants are unable to pay due to COVID-19 hardships.
Learn more about eligibility and view the Loan Inquiry Form here.
MVHS Engineering Classes Use 3D Printers to make PPE
This incredible project started when MVHS transitioned to distance learning, and engineering students were tasked with learning about different careers in engineering and work on an an at-home project. Students helped form an “Outreach Group” to help our local community during this time.
A team of 15 students, including their teacher Ms. Conoway, have since been working to create PPE to frontline workers using 3D printers from the school, personal printers, and the Library's printer. So far, they have been able to produce over 250 face shields that have been donated to Mountain View health care staff and workers from the MVLA and MVWSD districts who are providing meals to over 500 students every day.