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Amazing Cambridge Neighbors begin the Cambridge Neighborhood Aid Network

Amazing Cambridge Neighbors begin the Cambridge Neighborhood Aid Network

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  • Posted on: 15 March 2020
  • By: Susan

Cambridge Neighbors have banded together to form the Cambridge Neighborhood Aid Network, connecting those who need help with others who might provide it. From their welcome letter:

"In these fast-moving and uncertain times, it’s important that we show up for each other and remember that we are not alone. We are setting this up based on the efforts of Somerville/Medford and Jamaica Plain’s mutual aid groups.

"The Coronavirus pandemic is rapidly changing the way society functions. In order to mitigate the spread of the disease, people are practicing social distancing. This slows down the rate of infection enough to both lower the ultimate number of people infected, and spread those infections out over many months to ensure adequate care as the healthcare system becomes overwhelmed. However, neighbors need to help neighbors right now, and this is especially true for vulnerable populations such as the elderly or immunocompromised. People may need help obtaining groceries or remote support. Most importantly, they will know they are not alone. The Neighborhood Aid Network has one simple goal: To provide a platform for volunteers to coordinate care on a neighborhood basis. Also, we are partnering with the Human Network Initiative at Harvard Medical School to help coordinate these efforts across the region."

For more information, and to tap into the network, click here.