Prominent entrepreneurs join activists as volunteers in COVID19 response

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. Fueled by $125,000 in donations in its first weeks, the volunteer-run service opened a warehouse to store and ship all manner of protective gear that hospitals were desperate to receive amid a serious outbreak of the virus.

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