Looking out for people in Oakland
It's been a little bit over a week after the California wildfires which are mostly contained. The air quality in the East Bay effects everyone. Lightning Bolt, along with people in other Oakland organizations that work with/advocate for the homeless, including Feed the People, The Village, and East Oakland Collective, have been collecting respiratory masks, raising funds to buy them and distributing them.
One organization, Mask Oakland, was even founded with the sole purpose of getting respiratory masks to the homeless and poor in Oakland. Since last Wednesday, the groups have collectively distributed over 2,000 masks.