A quarantine is the perfect time to get (virtually) close to your community.

A pandemic is frightening, and isolating. It is psychically frustrating: We need other people now more than ever. At the same time, other people have never been more dangerous to our health. The choice to go outside, even to help others, means assuming risk — for yourself, loved ones and strangers. It’s easy to feel powerless and alone.

But you’re not powerless. And you’re most certainly not alone. Best of all, there’s something you can do, right now, from your couch or smartphone. You can join or help create a mutual-aid network and start helping people in your community. It takes seconds and it can make a huge difference.

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