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Need help while isolated? Your neighbors have you covered

Posted at 6:41 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 18:42:11-04

BALTIMORE (WMAR) — In these uncertain time, Baltimore neighbors are coming together to help those who really need it, those most vulnerable to COVID-19.

A Federal Hill social worker started a grassroots movement to connect volunteers with people who need help. It's all about showing kindness, showing that even though people may feel isolated, they are not alone.

Sarah Kernan wanted to help those most vulnerable during this time: those who are immunocompromised and stuck at home, those who have kids and can't go to work and those who are over age 60.

She started a Google document as a way for people to sign up to help, by getting groceries, walking a dog or babysitting. She got an overwhelming response. 70 people in just the Federal Hill area volunteered and now she's looking to match them with people who need those resources.

"I think it’s really important because I think in what’s going on right now, people feel isolated and they feel nervous and some people don’t have the luxury of having family close by or having people who can support them, so I think this is a way to remind people that you’re not alone and this is a scary, dark time but we can all come together to be able to help each other," said Kernan.

She has widened the area so whoever wants to get involved can. Whether it's volunteering or requesting support.

To volunteer, click here.

To request support, click here.