(NBC News) Everyone is aware of the need for “social distancing” during the coronavirus pandemic, but that doesn’t mean Americans aren’t reaching out and help one another.
With a hospital in West Virginia desperately short of masks, volunteers grabbed a needle and thread and got started sewing their own.
“Broke my heart, because I have loved ones that work there,” quilter Michelle Hill says.
The owner of a Michigan auto repair shop heard health care workers needed masks, so he collected the ones normally used by mechanics and donated them to a local hospital.
“I just figured I’ve been slow at the shop, and rather than sitting on my butt I would go out and grab as many as humanly possible,” Michael Autry explains.
A hotel owner offered bed space in Idaho to give Boise’s vulnerable population a bed to shelter in place, and with class rooms empty a volunteer in Tacoma, Washington loaded up his van with cereal for kids no longer being fed at school.
“6:30 is when I’m going to get up,” Kwabi Amoah-Forson laughs. “I haven’t gotten up that early since high school but the need is there.”
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