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Due to COVID-19, vulnerable populations including the elderly are increasingly at risk when they leave their home. This means they are unable to get their groceries, medications, and have increased loneliness. Our mission is to help serve these at-risk populations through partnerships with service organizations across the U.S.

 

We are starting in South Bend, Indiana and hope to continue to expand from there.

You can help by becoming a volunteer or signing up a loved one for extra assistance.

How can you make a difference in your community?

Service Organization

We would like to partner with service organizations to connect low-risk individuals with a high-risk match in the community. If your organization would like to be listed please contact us!

 

Individual volunteer

If you are a low-risk individual interested in helping someone in your community, click below to fill out our form to connect you with a match in your community. 

Guidelines set by the CDC have said shown that those who are 65 or older have a higher likelihood of severe illness if they contract COVID-19. Click to learn more about 

Are you or is a loved one

at risk?

We want to alleviate this additional stressor by providing support through partnerships with volunteer organizations of low-risk individuals. Consider signing up for yourself or a loved one to get assistance in grocery shopping, pharmacy runs, and check-in support.                            to sign-up for support. 

What about safety?

The safety of both our volunteers and the at-risk individuals is our top priority. We abide by the CDC recommendations and urge you to follow local updates with what is considered safe.

Your

privacy

We take the privacy of your personal information very seriously and we will only use the data that you provide to match you with a COVID-19 Match that also lives in your community. Once we have made a match you will receive an email or a phone call with contact information for your COVID-19 Match. Should you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to send us an email at: southbendcovid19@gmail.com

How can you

help

Once a match is made, you and your COVID-19 Match will take complete ownership of the process. The idea behind South Bend COVID-19 Match program is to connect vulnerable people to those who are at low risk for COVID-19 that are willing and able to help in this time of recommended social distancing. When you meet your match what you do and how often you do it is completely up to you. Some Recommended Ideas:

  • Call every couple of days to check in

  • Make a homemade card

  • Offer to pick up groceries or prescriptions

  • Deliver a homemade meal

 

legal

stuff

Please keep in mind that this initiative is being run by private citizens. We do not have the funds or the capacity to run background checks or screen participants beyond a friendly phone call. We are trusting that the people of South Bend will continue to be good, honest and kind to one another. By completing the sign up form to be matched you agree that you accept all risk and responsibility and further hold any facilitator associated with southbendcovid19@gmail.com harmless.

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