True North Organizing Network has established hotline connecting those most at risk of illness to volunteers to help with essential needs and wellness checks during the COVID-19 emergency.
Those calling (707) 948-6999 will be connected to the organization’s volunteer project, Neighbors Together For Good, organizer Amy Campbell-Blair told the Wild Rivers Outpost on Thursday. The project will focus on those who have a limited support system and need to quarantine or self-isolate to stay safe, she said.
“This can include sick individuals, elders 60 and older, immuno-compromised individuals, those who are pregnant, anyone with a lung condition, etc.,” Campbell-Blair said.
True North has also deployed an online registration survey for volunteers, noting that the organization is using SafeScreener to perform criminal background checks on potential volunteers.