Rancho Cucamonga, California – The City of Rancho Cucamonga Community Services Department continues to provide adaptive community support during the COVID-19 pandemic through partnerships with the American Red Cross to host blood drives, the implementation of the “You’ve Been RECd - Safe at Home” recreation kits, the creation of a Virtual Recreation Center, and the service of a drive-thru donation center for senior citizen food distribution.
The American Red Cross will be hosting blood drives at Central Park (11200 Base Line Road), on Monday, April 27th and Wednesday, May 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Appointments can be scheduled by visiting www.redcrossblood.org and entering sponsor code 1TRRC. Help save a life by donating blood and schedule your appointment today.
With a mission to serve, the Community Services Department created the RC #YOUVEbeenRECd campaign to aide in providing park and recreation services to the community. On Wednesday, April 15th, special delivery packages were dropped off to 50 randomly selected households enclosed with a fun, “Safe at Home” recreation kit and a chalk drawn outdoor hopscotch for the family to enjoy.
While our facilities have adjusted operating hours and our programs have been temporarily suspended, residents can visit our new Virtual Recreation Center at www.cityofrc.us/news/virtual-recreation-center
for fun, creative, and educational content. Be sure to bookmark this page in your favorites tab and follow us on social media for updates on our operational status and ideas to keep you and your loved ones, healthy, informed, and engaged.
Thanks to the generous support from our #RCcommUNITY, the City of Rancho Cucamonga was able to distribute 650 bags of donated essential items to our senior residents 65 years and older. Senior Food Distribution took place on Thursday, April 16th at Central Park. Donations were distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis; one bag per senior household.
A dedicated senior telephone hotline and email address are other tools that have been created to ensure our senior community has access and information that they may require. If you or a loved one, are a senior in need of resources, email Seniors@CityofRC.us or call our senior hotline at (909) 477-2788.
The Community Services Department has been instrumental in spearheading multiple efforts to provide relief to those most affected during these trying times. The health and well-being of our community remains our top priority and the City of Rancho Cucamonga continues to research opportunities to further support the needs of the community. We are in this together! #RCcommUNITY #RCconnects