ROUNDUP: Gilbert marks Kindness Week and more

Four churches in the Gilbert area have joined forces to connect volunteers with those in need through their HELPR website. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Four churches in the Gilbert area have joined forces to connect volunteers with those in need through their HELPR website. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Four churches in the Gilbert area have joined forces to connect volunteers with those in need through their HELPR website. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

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Gilbert churches’ HELPR website connects volunteers, those in need

Four churches with campuses in Gilbert have pooled their congregational resources and built a website for those needing assistance through the coronavirus pandemic.

DATA: April 11 saw the highest number of Arizona coronavirus deaths reported

April 11 marked the highest death toll in one single day since the virus hit the state, with 16 deaths reported statewide.



Chandler issues request for proposals for Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus funding

The city of Chandler's community development division was awarded $849,415 in Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus funds by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, according to a news release.

Arizona unveils ‘testing blitz’ to ramp up screening efforts

The Arizona Department of Health Services is sharply increasing its COVID-19 testing efforts with the launch of the “Arizona Testing Blitz,” Gov. Doug Ducey announced April 27.

Amid a pandemic, Gilbert celebrates Kindness Week

While the fourth year of Gilbert Kindness Week, designated for the last week of April, comes amid a pandemic, the town is carrying on the celebration digitally via its social media platforms and through Nextdoor.

Tom Blodgett and Alexa D’Angelo contributed to this report.