Website offers help for elderly, immunocompromised stuck at home during coronavirus pandemic

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A website is offering help for the elderly and immunocompromised, who are being asked to not leave their houses at all amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Lily Pollak, a teacher living in Park Slope, says she was wondering how to help those who are stuck inside and can't get essentials on their own.

She says she posted on Next Door, a social networking website for neighbors, and saw other posts with people asking for help or people offering help.

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A website, COVID-19 Brooklyn Helpers, was started as a result. People can access a spreadsheet to find someone in need of help or who can offer help.

On the website, people can say what neighborhoods they can go to, their availability, what you can help with and if you have a car.

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