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General News · 4th April 2020
Noba Anderson
During the week of March 23rd, I brought together Cortes community leaders to share and collaborate in response to COVID-19. On March 31st, we opened this up to the members of the whole community to join us for updates from many leaders and questions answered to the best of our ability - 70 people participated and we raised $3,200 for the Cortes Food Bank on this call alone!. For reports on this series of meetings please read and We raised $3,200 for the Cortes Food Bank on this call alone!

Based on the strong positive response on the call, we will be making this public community zZoom meeting a weekly event, Tuesdays from 5:30pm to 7:00pm for the foreseeable future and broadcast on Cortes Radio 89.5 FM.

This week’s call on April 7th will start with a few short updates and then we will spend most of the time in breakout discussion groups on the following topics:
1. short-term access to food and food distribution,
2. food growing for the medium to long term,
3. Mental health support,
4. Families and children well being,
5. physical health and immune system support.
The final portion of the meeting will be a Q & A session. Questions can be submitted ahead of time at or during the call, as well as via Zoom chat.

Register in advance to participate on Tue-Apr-7-2020 5:30PM:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

For a quick at-a-glance list of COVID-19 local actions, news, info and other resources visit

With all my love to you and your families in these intense times.

Noba Anderson
Regional Director, Cortes Island