The Helpers

Before COVID-19, street vendor Heleo Leyva ran Quesadillas Tepexco, an East Hollywood food stand. But as the virus began to spread, he was forced to shut down.

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Filmmaker Jack Henry Robbins visited small businesses in LA that are still open during the pandemic, but may not be able to stay afloat much longer.

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Tutor Together has 60 tutors who help more than 600 students internationally, says founder Emme Shaffer.

California high school students offer free tutoring to anyone in need around the world

Tutor Together has 60 tutors who help more than 600 students internationally, says founder Emme Shaffer.

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Climate Jam Project started when a few friends in LA were commiserating about the prospects of a planet in trouble.

A project born out of friendship and dialogue at the Echo Park Lake aims to fight climate change

Climate Jam Project started when a few friends in LA were commiserating about the prospects of a planet in trouble.

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Dodger Stadium is home to one of the largest COVID-19 testing sites in the United States, with the capacity to test 6,000 Angelenos every day.

What it’s like testing Angelenos for COVID-19 at Dodger Stadium

Dodger Stadium is home to one of the largest COVID-19 testing sites in the United States, with the capacity to test 6,000 Angelenos every day.

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Zahalea Anderson's Urban School of Self-Defense was burned down when looters ransacked businesses in Long Beach in May.

Strangers help a Black martial artist get her dojo back after looting in Long Beach

Zahalea Anderson's Urban School of Self-Defense was burned down when looters ransacked businesses in Long Beach in May.

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One civically engaged designer in Los Angeles, Lex Roman,    has created a guide    for local voters to find out where to vote and how government works.

How to become a more civically engaged Angeleno

One civically engaged designer in Los Angeles, Lex Roman, has created a guide for local voters to find out where to vote and how government works.

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The government has tapped some city employees to do coronavirus contact tracing. But other Angelenos are volunteering to do it.

Why some Angelenos are volunteering to be COVID-19 contact tracers

The government has tapped some city employees to do coronavirus contact tracing. But other Angelenos are volunteering to do it.

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The coronavirus has caused unemployment to skyrocket across the county to more than 20%. Along with that rising number?

South LA volunteer group delivers groceries to communities of color

The coronavirus has caused unemployment to skyrocket across the county to more than 20%. Along with that rising number?

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“We’ve got milk, magnesia, blood stoppers, sterile cleaning stuff.

First-aid responders volunteer at George Floyd protests, ready with antacids and water bottles

“We’ve got milk, magnesia, blood stoppers, sterile cleaning stuff.

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Commercial photographer Robiee Ziegler is now using her camera to document the safer-at-home period in LA.   
  In a project she calls “   Making Waves   ,” Ziegler documents the…

Photographer Robiee Ziegler captures portraits of a pandemic

Commercial photographer Robiee Ziegler is now using her camera to document the safer-at-home period in LA.  In a project she calls “ Making Waves ,” Ziegler documents the…

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Dr. Susan Partovi was an early practitioner of “street medicine.”

Doctor uses ‘street medicine’ to care for Skid Row residents during coronavirus pandemic

Dr. Susan Partovi was an early practitioner of “street medicine.”

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The City of Commerce has some of the worst air pollution in Los Angeles County and is lacking in a resource many of us take for granted: shade.

TreePeople provides free fruit trees to the concrete expanse of Commerce

The City of Commerce has some of the worst air pollution in Los Angeles County and is lacking in a resource many of us take for granted: shade.

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KCRW’s new occasional series, “The Helpers,” focuses on Angelenos who are helping those in need during the pandemic. Santa Monica resident Ian Snook is volunteering at a food bank.

‘Look for the helpers’: A spotlight on people doing good during COVID-19

KCRW’s new occasional series, “The Helpers,” focuses on Angelenos who are helping those in need during the pandemic. Santa Monica resident Ian Snook is volunteering at a food bank.

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Like many people, Ian Snook’s workload has slowed while he rides out the coronavirus pandemic at home.

‘We all have an obligation to help those more vulnerable’: Angeleno offers to do chores, errands for neighbors

Like many people, Ian Snook’s workload has slowed while he rides out the coronavirus pandemic at home.

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