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Connecticut Expands Call For Volunteers

Courtesy of Connecticut Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

The state of Connecticut wants to expand help for people with disabilities and is asking organizations to request COVID-19 relief volunteers.

The state estimates 5,000 medical volunteers have stepped up so far, but there are opportunities for others, too.

Amy Porter, commissioner of the Department of Aging and Disability Services, says 1,600 non-medical volunteers have already signed up on the state coronavirus website to help with grocery shopping and hot meal deliveries. 

“It’s been so great to see people being comfortable to reach out when they have a need, people being comfortable to reach out when they have something that they have to offer, and this is a nice easy way for people to make those connections.”

Porter invites nonprofits to request volunteers online. Volunteers can also sign up for tasks like food distribution or cleaning.

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