Virtual volunteers offer help to strangers amid virus stress
Posted: 4:36 PM, Mar 24, 2020
Associated Press News
In this combination of frame grabs from journalist Donna Borak's March, 17, 2020, online meditation session she hosted over Zoom, she leads a group to help ease the stress of isolation from Washington. Borak decided to share her skills in both the practice of meditation and yoga to help those in quarantine recharge and reconnect. (Courtesy of Donna Borak via AP)
WINTER PARK, Fla. — With social distancing becoming an everyday practice, people around the globe are turning to technology to connect with others during the coronavirus crisis.
From her living room in Washington, D.C., Donna Borak guides virtual participants in meditation sessions.
Borak has been hosting the free class daily for anyone seeking to recharge or craving connection.
She wanted to carve out a space for togetherness.
Other volunteers go online to provide relief of a different kind — offering strangers emergency money to deal with job loss or canceled events.
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