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Become a Health Ambassador Through Art 

Play a meaningful role in the community right now by using your talents in the arts and media to reach others like yourselves who can help stop the spread of the Coronavirus in Riverside County. Community voices are critical to crafting community-driven outreach to encourage all residents and business owners to take precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19. Masks Are Medicine Contest entries will be judged every Friday, September 4, 2020, to October 2, 2020. There are two ways to help:

  1. Create a 30-second PSA (Public Service Announcement) video promoting precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19 through the 3 simple steps: wear a face covering, keep 6 feet of distance from others, wash hands regularly.
  2. Create a piece of art to amplify the 3 simple steps for people to protect themselves and their loved ones from Coronavirus through your own creative expression of the 3 simple steps: wear a face covering, keep 6 feet of distance from others, wash hands regularly.

Masks Are Medicine Contest rules, deadlines, themes/inspirations, judging criteria, recognition and tips are all online at

Volunteer Opportunities

As announced and launched by Governor Newsom on April 21, the Californians For All website intends to match Californians with safe volunteer opportunities so we can support our community. Volunteer opportunities include donating blood, checking on neighbors, delivering meals to seniors, and more. CLICK HERE for additional information, and to join.

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Blood Donors Needed

American Red Cross

The City of Temecula has partnered with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive on September 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Temecula City Hall Conference Center (41000 Main St). Participants must make an appointment before donating to prevent individuals from gathering. CLICK HERE to schedule your blood donation appointment today.

Promenade Temecula has also partnered with the American Red Cross to host several blood drives in the old Sears building (40680 Winchester Rd). The next upcoming blood drive will be held on September 11. CLICK HERE for more information on this and other American Red Cross blood drives near Temecula.

San Diego Blood Bank

San Diego Blood Bank often partners with businesses throughout Riverside County (including those in Temecula, Murrieta and Winchester) to host mobile blood drives. CLICK HERE to search for upcoming drives closest to you.

LifeStream Blood Bank 

Additional local blood drives are offered through LifeStream Blood Bank. CLICK HERE to search for a donation site nearest you, and to make an appointment online.

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Cheer Up Local Senior Citizens

Calling all youth and teens! Send the City your artwork via email ( to be printed and shared with our senior community via the Hope through Art Program.

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Supplies Needed at Temecula Valley Hospital

Local Businesses have an immediate opportunity to assist Temecula Valley Hospital (TVH). Across the nation, businesses are donating or selling supplies within their existing inventory to hospitals where supplies are becoming scarce. The City of Temecula supports this effort locally in response to TVH’s request for assistance. 

Temecula Valley Hospital currently has the medical supplies and personal protective equipment that are needed to keep their employees and medical staff safe. The hospital tracks inventory several times per day and has put in place conservation measures to protect their resources in order to address the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the supply is limited and becoming scarce as they await additional supplies. At this point, the hospital would greatly appreciate local support from the community. 



  • Healthcare Masks (Surgical Masks or N95 masks/equivalents)
  • Contractor Grade Masks / Respirators / Filters


  • Disposable Gloves, preferably latex free


  • Infrared Non-Touch (rated for human temperature readings)
  • Other Thermometers
    • Forehead thermometers
    • Plastic strip thermometers
    • Digital Thermometers

Hand Sanitizer (60% Alcohol Content Required)


  • Alcohol Wipes (70% Solution)
  • Bleach Wipes
  • Alcohol Swabs 
    • Example – used to clean skin prior to an injection

Protective Equipment

  • Medical Isolation Gowns
  • Disposable Coveralls (Tyvek Suits)

Face Shields (see informational slides below on how to make these at home)


Disposable Food Trays

Take-out / To-go Containers

  • Single-use plastic or Styrofoam

Individually wrapped utensils 


Toilet Paper

While medical supply and personal protective equipment donations are welcomed, Temecula Valley Hospital can make payment arrangements to support local businesses that would incur a financial burden to donate. Many businesses are not open and may have available supplies and equipment. Examples would include hotels, casinos, wineries, schools, restaurants, contractors, dental offices, chiropractors, child care centers, or others. If your business can help, please call 951-331-2536, and Temecula Valley Hospital will make arrangements for delivery or pick-up. 

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