1st Bronx school to close during pandemic helping community with vaccine appointments

Approximately 70 volunteers are now part of a WhatsApp group that crowdsources available appointments.

News 12 Staff

Mar 5, 2021, 1:18 AM

Updated 1,138 days ago

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S.A.R. Academy in the Bronx was the first school in the region to close due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, almost a year later, its classes are back on track and it's found way to give back.
Volunteers at the school are helping to find vaccine appointments for community members. 
Approximately 70 volunteers are now part of a WhatsApp group that crowdsources available appointments. 
“I'm in the middle of dinner and I look at my phone and I'm like, 'Oh got to run, they have an opening,' and I run upstairs to call someone,” said volunteer Jen Kroll. 
The school closed last March after it was connected to the first positive case of the coronavirus in New York City. 
The case was linked to a New Rochelle lawyer with children that attended the school.


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