As people are socially distancing to avoid crowds during the coronavirus outbreak, one neighborhood in Tennessee is lending a helping hand to those who can’t leave home. In the Old North Knoxville Historic District neighborhood, they’ve started a “Kindness Committee” to offer help to those with weakened immune systems who are stuck at home.
Kelly Arsenaulti s the chairperson and has a team of volunteers to assist neighbors in a number of ways, from running errands, to picking up groceries, to meal prepping. Those in need use a Google form to request it and the Kindness Committee steps in to help. It’s bringing the neighborhood together that’s the point.
“It’s a really useful tool to have to know that you can depend on each other to help out through this time.”
So many of you have sent messages wondering how you could help in your own small way. Maybe this is it! And who doesn't love the word "kindness", right?
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