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How one activist is helping at-risk senior citizens during the coronavirus pandemic.

A Search On story about Google Forms

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Jahmal Cole founded My Block, My Hood, My City to expand opportunities for underprivileged youth and take direct action to help local communities in Chicago. Their approach starts with 15 words...

“What’s something simple I can do that will have a positive impact on my block?”
Volunteer dropping off supplies to a senior citizen

When coronavirus spread to the US, My Block, My Hood, My City took care of senior citizens by delivering over 300 care packages.

senior citizen woman
Using Google Forms to sign up and mobilize volunteer efforts, the organization provided a vital lifeline during coronavirus to some of those most at risk in their community.

Then a shelter-in-place order halted the program, but Cole adopted a new mission: organizing wellness calls for isolated elderly people.

“This virus truly affects everyone, especially seniors and those in under-served areas. One senior told me she was comforted by seeing that people cared.” -Jacob Strom, Volunteer
photo of Jahmal Cole
“These small acts of kindness are creating waves of change around the world.” -Jahmal Cole
If you feel inspired to help, small acts can make a big impact — in your neighborhood and all around the world.
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