In early March of 2020, I started organizing my neighborhood to help prepare for Covid-19. We ended up building a group of volunteers to get groceries, medications, and other supplies for high-risk neighbors. The effort was highlighted in the Washington Post:
The brigadier general in the Virginia operation is Michele Hansen who moved into Maywood two years ago and runs a geocoding software company with her husband. Her sister is a nurse practitioner who had been a medic in the military. Talking to her, Hansen got some perspective about how dire the crisis could get and asked her neighborhood association if she could set up a task force to prepare for a worst-case scenario.
President Obama later tweeted about the article:
Some great stories of big-hearted people coming up with new ways to come together—even while remaining apart—to help the vulnerable who face some very tough times ahead.https://t.co/kcBQK915jo— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 19, 2020