Connected to Community
During these trying times, community is more vital than ever. And Valencia is here for you. Our community is ready to serve you with programs, initiatives and modified services that will help keep us connected. See what our local businesses and city officials are doing and how you can continue to support those around you.
The Santa Clarita City Council recently made two sizable contributions to organizations that are helping to ease the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. In April, city council members donated personal protective equipment and other crucial resources to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital and Bridge to Home, Santa Clarita Valley’s primary homeless services provider.
The #WestfieldCares initiative aims to show the work Westfield Valencia Town Center and its retail partners are doing for the community at large. From donating lunches, essential equipment and necessities to frontline workers and communities in need to readjusting production to manufacture crucial supplies and making monetary contributions to vital organizations, see the full list of how Westfield and its retailers are showing their support.
In an effort to foster learning and creativity at home, some businesses and organizations are offering virtual activities and workshops. The Disney Store at Westfield is letting parents bring home the magic with free downloadable activity books and coloring sheets for kids, and CalArts is holding virtual events on its website.
Many local restaurants are open for takeout and delivery, and they depend on your patronage to stay running. Several of our favorite eateries are still open at Westfield Valencia Town Center. Check here for modified hours of operation and available specials. For an extensive list of local places ready to serve you, click here.
If you’re interested in doing more, you can join a mutual aid network. Mutual Aid LA is mobilizing communities in Los Angeles County to provide much-needed services for the most vulnerable during this crisis. Donate, volunteer or organize your neighborhood.
It’s in these critical times that we must look out for one another to maintain the integrity of our community and all who live in it. Because with each other’s support, we’ll get through this. Remember, we’re in this together. Be well and stay safe.