Being homeless can be like living in a third world country, or in
an earlier century. Nowhere is this more true than with medicine.
This is the main reason behind volunteers from Vallejo Together,
Touro University, and Kaiser Permanente Vallejo building a mobile
medical unit — set to launch this weekend — to serve Vallejo’s
homeless population. (Times-Herald)
The reddish cedar mulch was piled in wheelbarrows ready
to be spread around trees along the sidewalk at Dan O. Root
Elementary School on Monday. Tools were propped against a
pillar beneath the portico.
And hundreds of volunteers were ready to put the material and
tools to good use.
Rebuilding Together Solano County and Kaiser Permanente
Napa-Solano hosted the day of improvement and volunteerism
on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. (Daily Republic)
Combine a bus crash, train derailment and dozens of wounded or
dead and you’ve got Thursday’s disaster drill, which linked
medical facilities statewide.
“It was put together by the California Department of Public
Health as part of the statewide Medical Health and exercise
program,” explained Lee Kiolbasa, emergency management
coordinator with NorthBay Healthcare. “It is the same scenario in
each county with all counties playing as if the disaster occurred
in their county.” (The Reporter)
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