The DIY heroes of the pandemic

Volunteers delivering meals, the 100-year-old man fundraising millions, and more everyday heroes spreading hope in the midst of the pandemic.
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Each week, Freethink’s Progress Report explores what the solutions of today will mean for your tomorrow. Here’s what we’re focusing on now:

  • In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, three New Yorkers started a nonprofit that provides meals for healthcare workers. It’s also keeping locally-owned restaurants alive.

  • An 18-year-old in Washington, D.C. who began 3D-printing face masks for his family is now running a 14-printer operation, supplying masks to hospitals throughout the city.

  • A World War II veteran fundraised over $40 million by completing 100 laps around his garden – for his 100th birthday. The donations will go to healthcare workers in the UK.

Inspired to help out? Check out this list of different ways you can volunteer your time during the coronavirus pandemic.

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