Charlotte Baker was an early Point Loma resident, the first female president of the San Diego County Medical Society and co-founder of the San Diego YWCA.
San Diego County resident Kathryn Muñoz has had her hands in a lot of service organizations: the women’s philanthropy group Las Patronas, and the mother-daughter philanthropy group National Charity League, to name a few. She is continuing her community service in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting area restaurants and frontline workers through a program called Feed the Fight SD, through which she raises funds to purchase meals from local eateries and deliver them to local medical facilities.
Albert Einstein has been quoted as saying “In the midst of every crisis, lies great opportunity.”
Amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, Chimney Sweeps, Inc., is still providing inspections, repairs and other services to its customers throughout the San Diego County region.
La Jolla resident Scott Flavell was grappling with his own coronavirus-caused problem: laying off workers in his Kearny Mesa factory. It manufactured postural correction products for the chiropractic industry — not exactly an essential business. As Flavell left a local market and seeing grocery employees working closely with others, a simultaneous solution to both problems suddenly dawned on him. His factory would switch to manufacturing face masks and donate them to grocery stores. He shifted production and made 10,000 masks at an initial cost of $3,000, but offering them for free.