"Buddy" System Sign-Up for COVID-19 (Lawrenceville, Bloomfield, Garfield, Polish Hill, Homewood)
The CDC states that older adults and individuals with serious chronic medical conditions are at higher risk for serious illness from Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), and recommends that community/faith leaders establish a "buddy" system "to ensure vulnerable and hard-to-reach community members stay connected to COVID-19-related news and services."
With that in mind and in anticipation of the weeks ahead, Lawrenceville United, Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation, Bloomfield Development Corporation, Polish Hill Neighbors Group, and Operation Better Block encourage residents "to seek out a 'buddy' who will check on and help care for them if they get sick." For residents who don't know how to seek out a "buddy," LU and its partners will try to help match members of vulnerable populations to willing community volunteers who can provide check-in phone calls, share information, and POSSIBLY help with services such as shopping, picking up/delivering medicine, cooking a meal, etc. We will match people based on services needed/offered and location.
If you're interested in being matched with a "buddy," either as a member of a high risk population, or as a community volunteer, please complete the form below.
Note: This information will remain confidential to LU and its partners and will not be used for any other purpose than setting up the buddy system; no information will be shared with other residents until permission is granted from the match. Please tell your neighbors that they can also sign up by calling (leave message if no answer): for Lawrenceville, 412-802-7220; for Bloomfield, 412-681-8800; for Garfield, 412-426-5329; for Homewood, (412) 731-1908 -- please help us get word out to hard-to-reach folks!
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