The Eden Area Interfaith Council represents diverse religious organizations in the East Bay that promotes respect for all faiths and human rights for all. We are a collective of religious groups in the East Bay's Eden Area, including Hayward, Castro Valley, San Leandro, and San Lorenzo. We represent local Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, and other faith groups.
Eden Area Interfaith Council Statement
Against The Killing of George Floyd and Structural Racism
As religious leaders of diverse traditions we understand human life to be a sacred.
Inherently, there is an inalienable right to live freely and not in fear.
The May 25, 2020, senseless killing of George Floyd, in Minneapolis, at the knee of a law
enforcement official, sworn and entrusted to protect the public and keep the peace, is
yet another stark reminder of humanity’s blindness to the sacredness of life and
society’s failure, if not refusal, to act to ensure equal rights for all created beings.
We lament the murder and death of George Floyd and pray for him, his family, loved
ones and all in need of strength and comfort in this fragile time of grief.
The overwhelming national response to George Floyd’s death, manifested in peaceful
protests, not only honors his life, but powerfully expresses the threshold of tolerance
we as Americans have reached for injustice, systematic racism and discrimination
against people of color. This powerful resurgence of a long overdue civil rights
movement will not be silenced until structural change is realized.
We lift our voices and stand in unity and solidarity with our sisters and brothers of color
in proclaiming that BLACK LIVES MATTER.
Eden Interfaith is happy to announce that we’ve been awarded $5,000 from East
Bay Community Energy, our local electricity supplier, in partnership with Clearway
Energy. We are committed to responding to community needs at this time. Thank you for your support, EBCE and Clearway Energy!
To Donate Towards Our Face Mask Project
Send checks made out to Eden Area Interfaith Council.
Mail to: P.O. Box 4353, Hayward, CA 94540
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Our EIN is 82-0958830
VOLUNTEER To Make.........................................
PPE for HEALTH WORKERS, Frontline Workers and Our Community
4,164 face masks and 1,250 surgical caps delivered!
by the continuing effort of 80+ volunteers
The EAIC is supporting this project to help deal with the spread of COVID-19 in our community. You may know that there is a severe shortage of N95 masks and other protective gear for nurses, doctors, and other health care workers to wear when taking care of patients with the Corona virus. The CDC new guidelines recognizes that cloth, homemade mask are better than wearing nothing at all. And, cloth masks can be washed and reused!
The masks you make will be donated to local, Eden Area healthcare professionals, essentials workers, and the needy at:
If you would like to participate, know that we accept volunteers in the EDEN AREA - San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Hayward, and Castro Valley.
To volunteer to make face mask and surgical caps, contact Diana @ 510.861.5946
To volunteer to make face shields, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
When you've completed sewing face masks,
DIRECTION FOR MAKING MASKS
NOTE: Due to the California requirement that everyone wear a mask when out in public, the drain on our nation's supply chain has required us to constantly change the pattern and materials used for making masks. Below you will find directions for two different types of face masks. Refer to this page when you receive your packet of fabric.
FACE MASK WITH T-SHIRT TIES - CLICK HERE
Due to the struggle to purchase supplies with a strain on supply chain, we are now supporting the making of this type of mask.
FACE MASK WITH ADJUSTABLE NOSE WIRE, FILTER POCKET,
AND BIAS TAPE TIES. - CLICK HERE
SURGICAL SCRUB CAP- CLICK HERE
REMEMBER WHEN USING A FACE MASK
We appreciate the continued support from
Wooden Gate Quilts of Danville.
Read about our efforts in our local newspaper.
EAIC MASK MAKING EFFORTS REPORTED ON KQED
From the office of US Representative Eric Swalwell
These resource documents, .pdf files, were sent out by Swalwell's office and were updated on 3/30/2020
COVID-19: Information & Resources
FAMILIES FIRST : COVID-19 Constittuent Service Resources Tool Kit
Vulnerable members of our community are facing unusual needs, and we would like to publicize some resources which may be of help. Last updated 3/26/2020
All the local Food Banks and Meals on Wheels programs are in great need of healthy people to volunteer to pack and deliver food. People over 65 and those with chronic health conditions are to stay in home isolation, according to Governor Gavin Newsom's order of last Sunday. However, these services are considered to be "essential services" under the Shelter in Place proclamation, so younger healthy people may still assist. Please do, if you are able!
Finally, we would like to send our love and great regard for the community where we live. Many people are stepping forward to help, and we have much confidence that we will come through this stronger and more connected than ever!
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