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Free coronavirus web app to connect volunteers

Israeli website builder Wix is offering a free web app to governments around the world. The COVID-19 Volunteer Call System connects volunteers to citizens in need of assistance with tasks from essential deliveries to home services. It is already in … Continue reading

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More volunteers helping the housebound

Israeli organization Door2Dor has developed an app that connects the younger generation (Hebrew “Dor”) to the elderly. Door2Dor’s volunteers help the housebound during the coronavirus pandemic by delivering food, medicines and supplies right to their door. (see similar articles) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5akank5_WE

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Ben Gurion U and coronavirus

A summary of 15 of 50+ projects that Israel’s Ben Gurion University has launched to mitigate COVID-19 or its repercussions. Highlights are neutralizing antibodies, anti-viral air filters, emergency drones, automatic sanitizers and anti-viral microalgae. And 100+ students help at Soroka … Continue reading

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IsraAID is now working in Israel

Volunteers from Israeli NGO IsraAID are usually in far-flung countries such as Haiti, Nepal and even the USA. But the Covid-19 crisis meant many had to return to Israel. So, they now work as part of a coronavirus response project … Continue reading

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Delivering food to the needy in California

Volunteers with Israeli NGO IsraAID are partnering with regional food banks and US veterans organizations, among others, to deliver food to Californians in need. They have been working in Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, San Jose and Santa Barbara. … Continue reading

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Helping the elderly during lockdown

This video highlights the many volunteers (young and not so young) who are using the time they now have available, to help the elderly. The volunteers deliver food to those who cannot go outside during the coronavirus pandemic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQwwKSeHdRQ

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Keeping spirits up

Here are some more positive aspects of the current situation. They include Better air quality, starry skies, phone calls from friends and relatives, quiet roads, helpful volunteers, opportunities to be creative, time to relax, wildlife in the cities (see above), … Continue reading

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Stress support for Italians

Israeli humanitarian aid organization IsraAID is helping volunteers and medics responding to the coronavirus crisis in Italy. Working remotely with the Jewish community in Rome, they have built webinars on stress management, psychological first aid and community resilience. https://unitedwithisrael.org/israel-aids-front-line-medics-in-corona-stricken-rome-community/

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