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'Amazing': More than 500 volunteer in Stamford amid coronavirus

From left, volunteers Connie Begetis and P.J. Johns hand out meals to families on Friday, April 17, 2020 in Stamford, Connecticut. As part of the Grab and Go Meals that Stamford Schools is providing to families, Johns, a resident of Darien is volunteering with a Norwalk based non profit Filling in the Blanks, helping supplement [weekend meals].

STAMFORD — As the number of coronavirus cases in the city escalated over the last month, so did the number of volunteers willing to help with emergency response efforts.

More than 500 citizens have signed up to check on senior citizens, direct traffic at COVID-19 testing sites, make deliveries to people who are quarantined, hand out grab-and-go meals to children and sew protective masks. Some support the Medical Reserve Corps, a national network of retired doctors, nurses and other professionals who help towns handle public-health emergencies.


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