As the list of closings grows longer and the warnings to stay home become more emphatic — and necessary — to decrease the spread of COVID-19, some people on the East End are stepping up to help those who might need assistance during a self-quarantine.
An employee at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton requested, in a social media post, donations of puzzles, games, coloring books, magazines, playing cards and word searches — anything to keep the clients busy while visitor restrictions are in place to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
A new public Facebook group called “House and Feed Displaced Students” is set up for those who live near universities to house, feed or help out-of-state college students who need support far from home.
Southampton Village Mayor Jesse Warren, village residents and local businesses have organized a delivery program for grocery and basic supplies, aimed to assist the elderly, housebound or high-risk community.
Residents who need assistance should call the mayor’s office at 631-283-0247 extension 222. Those who are healthy and wish to volunteer should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Clubhouse in East Hampton will bring takeout food out to cars.
Individuals, including Fergus Sloan, have posted on their Facebook pages that they are willing to run essential errands for those who are homebound or health-compromised.
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