AHS & Community Partners Celebrate Earth Day
AHS, Family Bridges, and OCA-East Bay partnered with the Urban League of the Greater Bay Area on a service project on April 22nd & an Earth Day PickITup event on April 24th.
On Friday April 22nd which was the official date of Earth Day AHS, Family Bridges and OCA-East Bay partnered with the Urban League of the Greater Bay Area on a service project from 9am to 12 noon. Urban League CEO Ken Maxey mobilized 25 Wells Fargo employees who got time off to volunteer, and under the guidance of Family Bridges Housing Services Director Sakhone Lasaphangthong and AHS Planning Manager Mike Lok, they cleaned up trash in the Chinatown commercial core. Urban League also collected clothes to donate to the Family Bridges’ Chinatown Cabins and other organizations working with unhoused people in our community. As next steps, Chinatown groups plan to partner with Urban League and Well Fargo programs again, either doing more cleanups in Chinatown or partnering together for future cleanups in African American neighborhoods.
AHS partnered with OCA-East Bay for their Earth Day PickITup on Sunday, April 24th 12pm-3pm. There were over 100 volunteers who helped out along the way, including AHS staff and patient leaders, Yu Ming Charter elementary school students and their parents, high school leaders from Asian Youth Services Committee and BuildOn at Oakland High School, various UC Berkeley Asian organizations, and Toi Shon Family Association members. HMC Nursing Manager Kim Woo and her family, along with Planning Manager Mike Lok, CLU Community Health Advocate Tina Diep alongside the other volunteers helped clear trash, some illegal dumping, needles and they even found some illegal firecrackers. AHS has been a regular supporter of OCA-East Bay’s PickITup program since it started almost six years ago.