Takin’ Care of Business

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Written by Theresa-Marie Wilson

Theresa-Maria Wilson has been a journalist covering the North Coast and South County area for over 20 years. She is also the founder of Cat Noir CC and is currently working on a novel.

September 24, 2021

Cat Foster Families Needed

The Feline Network of the Central Coast is looking for volunteers to provide foster homes for foster kittens or cats with special needs. The Feline Network pays for food, litter, and any medications needed. Volunteers also needed to help with humanely trapping and transporting feral cats for spay/neuter. To get involved, call 805-549-9228.

Cheers to Estero Bay Kindness Coalition

The Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce put a very bright spotlight on Estero Bay Kindness Coalition.
“They are the definition of doing good in the neighborhood,” said Chamber officials. This organization is addressing food insecurities in our community through their Bags of Love and Got Your Back programs. They are supporting school children and their families.”
The Estero Bay Kindness Coalition is in great need of volunteers. They deliver groceries to 90+ families through Bags of Love. With school back in session they are re-implementing Got Your Back providing backpacks full of healthy food and snacks for food-insecure kids to eat over the weekend.
Readers that are interested or want to learn more, contact Bobby bdelancellotti@gmail.com or by text/call at 805.305.5671.

Perfect Union

Perfect Union, 1000 Quintana Road, Morro Bay, recently donated $4,806 to the El Camino Homeless Organization (ECHO), which is dedicated to empowering county residents to make positive change by providing food, shelter, and supportive services.
SLO County experienced a 32% increase in homelessness from 2017 to 2019, and of those 1,483 unhoused individuals, nearly 80% were without shelter, according to a homeless census and survey

“It’s hard to realize your full potential when you don’t have a roof over your head,” said Perfect Union CEO David Spradin. “What started as a small group serving meals to the unhoused has grown to multiple shelters and services, and ECHO’s efforts are helping neighbors get back on their feet. Providing compassionate care is a cornerstone of our mission, and we’re pleased to support like-minded organizations dedicated to the SLO community.”

Currently, ECHO operates three facilities that provide meals and a safe overnight shelter to meet the immediate needs of families and individuals facing hunger and homelessness. Residents are taught life skills and provided individual case management services to help secure employment and find permanent housing.

“Perfect Union’s donation helps us address immediate and growing needs as we help SLO residents rebuild their lives,” said President and CEO Wendy Lewis. “What we do at ECHO – including finding people housing and jobs – is rewarding and incredibly challenging, so we appreciate Perfect Union stepping up to the plate in support of their neighbors.”

Are you or a neighbor Taking Care of Business? Submit your awesome local efforts for publication here. Is your business supporting our community? Maybe you’re launching a new business, or you’re making updates to your current business model, or re-opening. Or perhaps you have a job opportunity, or have been doing some volunteer work, or are collaborating with another business or a non-profit. Or maybe you know someone who is. Fill out our online form at EsteroBayNews.com.

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