RALEIGH, N.C. – With one click, volunteers can connect with seniors who might need some help during this coronavirus crisis.
“We figured hey, what a great way to try and connect elderly individuals, people with immunocompromised situations, folks who just really shouldn’t be leaving their house right now, and connect them with volunteers throughout the Triangle,” said Rich Camacho, CEO of BlueRecruit.
In a just a matter of hours Camacho and Scot Wingo, CEO of Spiffy, brought this idea to life.
Volunteers can help, like buying groceries, but they must review and agree to the CDC guidelines for preventing the spread.
“Just those little services that I think we don't really think about on a normal day,” explained Camacho. “But right now, folks that are at the greatest risk of being infected by this terrible virus, just stay at home and let other members of the community go ahead and take that burden for them.”
And the response from folks all over the Triangle wanting to help has been tremendous.
“I think that sense of community is really coming out, because we have had hundreds of volunteers just in about the week that we’ve been doing this,” Camacho said. “But really the challenge right now is identifying those elderly individuals, those immunocompromised individuals.”
Camacho is asking that even if you can't volunteer, spread the word to those who need help, so as a community we can help slow the spread.
If you're interested in volunteering or if you are a senior who needs to sign up, click here.