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Religion News Service

Jacob Wirtschafter

18 May 2020

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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An interfaith partnership between religions institutions and communities in Arizona has helped provide mask-making jobs to those who have lost their sources of income during the coronavirus pandemic. Participants incl...

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Deepa Fernandes

17 May 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Community Services Unlimited (CSU) is a local organization in Southern California that is helping to increase access to healthy foods for families all year round, but especially now during the Covid-19 pandemic. Unlik...

Civil Eats

Lynne Curry

14 May 2020

United States

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Supply chains have been disrupted with the restrictions imposed by the Coronavirus pandemic, and farmers are suffering from a lack of buying customers. Meanwhile, food banks are in dire straits as more and more people...

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Barry Yeoman

12 May 2020

Houma, Louisiana, United States

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The Grand Caillou/Dulac Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw has long had a culture of cyclicality which is now coming in handy during the Coronavirus pandemic. Because they assume that hardship will come after periods o...

Yes! Magazine

Alison Stine

8 May 2020

Ohio, United States

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Counties in Appalachia are meeting increased food assistance needs due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In some school districts, bus drivers continue their routes delivering free meals - and a familiar face - to any family ...

The New Yorker

Anna Russell

7 May 2020

New York, New York, United States

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Communities and medical professionals are working together to create their own mutual aid supply chain as shortages of personal protective equipment plague U.S. hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic. This "tempora...

Chicago Tribune

Elvia Malagon

6 May 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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What started out as a way to help provide face masks to those who needed them during the Covid-19 pandemic, turned into a job skill training opportunity for some refugees in Chicago. Although the funds earned from par...

Invisible People

Ari Honarvar

5 May 2020

San Diego, California, United States

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When COVID-19 hit the U.S., Hotel Vouchers 4 All was created as an emergency response to finding housing for San Diego residents experiencing homelessness. Funded by donations, the initiative has partnered with a loca...

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...

The Hustle

Zachary Crockett

3 May 2020

Gustavus, Alaska, United States

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To better meet the demands created by the coronavirus pandemic, a local grocer in a remote town in Alaska is redefiing and reforming how the local supply chain operates. A series of preemptive moves – such as creating...

The Seattle Times

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Sydney Brownstone

3 May 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Prompted by the threat of COVID-19, Seattle and King County have rapidly taken steps to protect people experiencing homelessness with responses that activists have long sought. By moving hundreds of people out of crow...

New Hampshire Business Review

Meghan Pierce

1 May 2020

New Hampshire, United States

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To help deliver hand sanitzer to those who need it during the coronavirus pandemic, a distillery owner in Vermont and a lacrosse equipment online distributor in New Hampshire formed a partnership to create a distribut...

Hyphen Magazine

Lisa Kwon

30 April 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In Los Angeles' Koreatown, residents of the community are working together to make sure those most at risk during the coronavirus pandemic have access to meals and information. Although spreading the word about the he...

Yes! Magazine

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Martin do Nascimento

29 April 2020

Antioch, California, United States

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A Californian "food rescue" nonprofit called White Pony Express is shifting their usual processes to alleviate food insecurity to accomodate the change that COVID-19 has brought to their distribution systems. The grou...

Religion News Service

Aysha Khan

28 April 2020

New York, New York, United States

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The coronavirus pandemic has caused mass shutdowns of businesses and organizations around the world, and in New York City that includes mosques which typically offer nightly "communal iftar meals" during Ramadan. Know...

The Colorado Sun

Moe Clark

27 April 2020

Denver, Colorado, United States

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To provide community support during the coronavirus pandemic, several businesses and organizations in Denver joined together to create the Denver Metro Emergency Food Network. Using donations, the newly founded nonpro...

The Salt Lake Tribune

Nate Carlisle

27 April 2020

Utah, United States

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To contain coronavirus, Utah has enabled contact tracing that utilizes state employees to make phone calls to those who have potentially been exposed to the virus but many they call do not speak English. To address th...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Samantha Melamed

27 April 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Across Philadelphia, people are turning to seeds to source their food instead of grocery stores and supply chains, which have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Philadelphia is home to the Cooperative Gardens Co...

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...

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Alan Montecillo

24 April 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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It wasn't until first cases of coronavirus were recorded in the United States that San Francisco and other U.S. cities took action to mitigate the spread, but in Chinatown, precautions started much earlier and the pre...

Los Angeles Times

Irfan Khan

24 April 2020

Riverside, California, United States

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The Sikh community in Riverside, California—starting with the United Sikh Mission and the Riverside Sikh Temple—has provided thousands of masks and more than 40,000 homemade hot meals to healthcare professionals and a...

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Austyn Gaffney

23 April 2020

Tennessee, United States

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In Tennessee and Kentucky, rural coal communities are drawing on their decades-old networks of mutual aid to protect coal miners from COVID-19. At the legislative level, the National Black Lung Association and other A...

Boulder Weekly

Angela K. Evans

23 April 2020

Boulder County, Colorado, United States

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A mutual aid group in Boulder Country has directed their efforts towards making sure people are accounted for and that they have the goods they need during the coronavirus pandemic. Although the effort is just one of ...

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Meg Wilcox

22 April 2020

Chelsea, Massachusetts, United States

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The city of Chelsea's history of community organizing, intense coordination, and ongoing planning for climate resilience prepared it to quickly pivot and better address the coronavirus crisis than other under-resource...

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David Greene

22 April 2020

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

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After learning that doctors weren't going home after their shifts for fear of possibly transmitting the coronavirus to their families, a Louisiana hotellier began offering free rooms to medical workers. While the prac...

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