Finding a silver lining: How Minnesotans are helping each other during a pandemic

A person holds a note written by a child.
A young student made a card for school bus driver Melanie Van Alst to show her appreciation for the home delivered meal. Districts are working to meet some of the needs schools typically fill, including food, as schools close amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Paul Middlestaedt for MPR News

Anonymously sending flowers to a nursing home on lockdown; Leaving kind notes on neighbors’ front steps; Sending the cost of a haircut to your hairdresser — Minnesotans are stepping up to help each other during a time of emotional and economic uncertainty.

Do you want to start your own volunteer project in your pandemic downtime? Two executives in the volunteerism world share their advice on how to make a big difference without doing a lot.

To find volunteer opportunities, check out the COVID-19 volunteer response hub on the HandsOn Twin Cities website.


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