The coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic will impact people in deeply asymmetric ways. While many people have access to healthcare, robust immune systems and the ability to pay for, transport and store stockpiles of groceries, many others are not as lucky. How can those better able to cope help those more vulnerable?
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There are people with needs within your immediate circle - the elderly, key workers with children, those at higher risk. Reach out to support them.
These are strange times, and some have more capacity to help than others. Many people are unable to leave their house due to age, immunity deficiency or disability. These people may be unable to go to the grocery store or pharmacy, or even simply get incredibly lonely. Through local community groups and initiatives, you can help on a direct, grassroots level.
In Canada, community groups have popped up across the country. These groups can be found primarily on Facebook, by searching your area name and 'COVID-19'. Some groups for bigger areas are listed below:
Alternatively, purposely.ca connects people with community members who may need help.
Or get stuck in with your community and start your own - instructions can be found here.