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The Boston Globe – In times of social distancing, volunteers step up

April 21, 2020

As news spreads about food pantries struggling and workers stretched to capacity due to COVID-19, volunteers are essential for people like Sheehan. While some volunteers have self-isolated due to age or pre-existing health issues, other organizations are relieved to see an influx of new or existing volunteers and staffers — people home from college (or eager to escape their college-age kids), or simply happy to give back.

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PBS Next Avenue – AIDS Services Know How to Love in a Plague

April 17, 2020

Organizations created in the 1980s to serve very ill, homebound people with HIV/AIDS are demonstrating in this “after” that there is a greater-than-ever need for what they know about feeding and caring for people with life-challenging illness.

To get a picture of COVID-19 from the point of view of people whose work in local communities is rooted in caring for ill people in a pandemic, I checked in with some of the country’s leading service organizations created in the 1980s to serve people with AIDS.

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Jamaica Plain Gazette – Community Servings prepared to keep delivering meals during COVID-19 crisis

March 30, 2020

Nonprofit organization Community Servings has an important job on a normal basis, but it has become increasingly vital in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

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