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Honolulu Civil Beat

Claire Caulfield

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6 July 2020

Hawaii, United States

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Since single-use plastic usage has increased since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations in Hawaii are planning beach cleanup events to pick up the plastic waste. Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii’s first beac...

Geekwire

Lisa Stiffler

1 July 2020

Washington, United States

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Common Power is a voting justice organization where volunteers conduct outreach to voters and lobby elected officials for things like widespread mail-in voting due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The group has prioritized c...

Transitions Online

Maryia Vaitovich

29 May 2020

Minsk, Belarus

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Based on one Instagram post forwarding a request from a doctor for protective gear for his hospital, #BYCOVID19 grew into a large-scale clearinghouse to funnel donated supplies to front-line medical workers in Belarus...

KTVT-TV

Erin Jones

28 May 2020

Dallas, Texas, United States

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To increase COVID-19 testing in one Dallas neighborhood, community leaders, healthcare professionals, and a local church have joined together to implement a testing site directly in the community. Offering 250 free te...

The Colorado Sun

Kevin Simpson

4 May 2020

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Across Colorado, grassroots groups have come together to create homemade masks for the state’s most vulnerable populations to protect against COVID-19. Two of those populations are Denver’s Downtown Detention Center a...

Grady Newsource

Erica Jackson

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30 April 2020

Athens, Georgia, United States

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Volunteer groups in Georgia are making cloth masks for non-coronavirus patients at local hospitals so that personal protective equipment can be reserved for medical staff in direct contact with COVID-19 patients. Alth...

Stories for Human Rights and Social Inclusion

Evelyn Lirri

27 April 2020

Kampala, Uganda

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Strict social distancing and stay-at-home orders – including the suspension of public transportation – in Uganda during the coronavirus pandemic have made if difficult for those who need anti-retroviral (ARVs) drugs t...

Positive.News

Emma Reynolds

15 April 2020

London, England, United Kingdom

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In the United Kingdom, a grassroots network called Scrub Hub is gathering groups of volunteers to sew scrubs for hospital workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic. The groups are self-organizing, raising money on their ...

CapRadio

Chris Nichols

13 April 2020

Sacramento, California, United States

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In Sacramento, a mobile shower unit is helping the city's homeless population stay clean and safe during the COVID-19 outbreak. Volunteers with the unit are also distributing fresh clothes and bagged lunches.

The Guardian

Anna Tims

13 April 2020

England

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Across England, businesses are stepping up to help their neighbors during the COVID-19 pandemic. There’s Glasses Direct, which is gifting 4,000 pairs of glasses to National Health Service workers, and Fully Charged, o...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Sharyn Jackson

11 April 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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With COVID-19 causing the shuttering of restaurants around the country, the Minnesota Central Kitchen collaboration brings together furloughed chefs – and their restaurants’ ingredients – to help feed those experienci...

WUFT

Lexi Flechner

10 April 2020

Alachua County, Florida, United States

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The county of Alachua in Florida has created a centralized online portal that connects volunteers with those who need assistance during the coronavirus pandemic. The portal also expands access to who has been able to ...

Temple Update

Matthew Silverman

8 April 2020

Texas, United States

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ER doctors and other hospital staff who need to isolate themselves from their families can use a camper or mobile home to create a safe distance. The Facebook match-making group, RVs for MDs To Fight the Coronavirus, ...

CNN

David Williams

7 April 2020

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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By recruiting friends and community members, volunteers were able to repair thousands of protective masks. Having been in storage, a large collection of N95 masks had had the elastic dry rot while the filters remained...

Los Angeles Times

Rachel Scheier

3 April 2020

Berkeley, California, United States

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Activists in Berkeley, California, are filling in what they say is a gap in homeless services during the coronavirus outbreak. Volunteers are safely delivering food and other supplies to those without shelter.

Richland Source

Noah Jones

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31 March 2020

Eschwege, Germany

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A village in Germany has implemented a local hotline for at-risk community members to use if they need help obtaining essentials during the coronavirus pandemic. The group of volunteers managing the hotline work under...

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Joshua Eferighe

28 March 2020

United States

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As hospital staff struggle to stay safe during the coronavirus outbreak due to a lack of personal protective equipment, citizen-led groups are working to fill the gap by producing or connecting masks with health care ...

KGO-TV

Dustin Dorsey

26 March 2020

San Diego, California, United States

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Upon seeing a need for educational resources to support the out of school transition due to the COVID-19 outbreak, two high school seniors in the San Jose area stepped up to fill that gap. Sarika Sriram and Uditha Vel...

Orange County Register

Jeff Collins

26 March 2020

United States

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Businesses and individuals around the world are pivoting from business-as-usual to churning out masks to fill shortages in supplies for hospital staff and others amid COVID-19.

NPR

Eric Westervelt

25 March 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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With a massive shortage of protective gear in the medical community amidst the coronavirus outbreak, volunteer groups are filling the gap by crowdsourcing masks, gowns, and other essential items. Though the government...

The Christian Science Monitor

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Anne D'Innocenzio

24 March 2020

Washington, Indiana, United States

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Community members across the world are working to make homemade masks to help healthcare workers who are facing shortages. In some cases, one person's efforts have balooned into community-wide initiatives, as people u...

The New York Times

Annie Correal

24 March 2020

New York, New York, United States

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As social distancing and isolation become increasingly important in stopping the spread of the coronavirus, volunteers and neighborhood groups are helping seniors and Immunocompromised people access necessessities. In...

Vox

Sigal Samuel

24 March 2020

United States

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Healthy citizens desperate to find a way to help those at risk of developing severe coronavirus symptoms are creating spreadsheets detailing what services they can offer to their neighbors, whether it's grocery shoppi...

The Washington Post

David Moscrop

24 March 2020

Toronto, Canada

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The caremongering movement, in stark opposition to fear mongering, involves mutual aid societies and neighborhood groups that have sprung up to provide local, voluntary relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. These group...

American University Radio (WAMU)

Margaret Barthel

21 March 2020

Anacostia, Washington, United States

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As the coronavirus pandemic sends people to grocery stores to obtain supplies, a grassroots effort is underway in one neighborhood in Anacostia, Washington to help get food to those who have difficulty accessing stori...

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