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Collected Item: “Jewish Melbourne: Stand Up Covid buddy program”

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Jewish Melbourne: Stand Up Covid buddy program

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facebook post

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"In March, Stand Up founded the Jewish response | Coronavirus (VIC) group, a place to connect people who needed help because of COVID-19 to those who could offer it. After just a few days, hundreds of incredible volunteers sprung into action, helping coordinate food deliveries, delivering care packages, assisting other charities and so much more.
One highlight was the creation of an informal 'buddy' system, pairing up people who were feeling isolated because of COVID-19 with volunteers who they could just have a chat and shoot the breeze with."
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#community, #connection, #buddies, #helping

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Stand Up

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