Giving back in the midst of crisis: A BC nurse's COVID-19 journey

Amy is a Registered Nurse at St. Paul’s hospital in Vancouver, BC. After being hospitalized for COVID-19, she started asking friends and family to tie ribbons around the tree in her front yard to keep her spirits up, and to give back to the people that will be affected by this crisis both in Canada and around the world. What followed was an outpouring of support from loved ones, neighbours and complete strangers to create the “Giving Tree.”

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CARE staff fill vans with food parcels and hygiene items, in partnership with Lebanese NGO Sanabel al-Nour. CARE distributed food and hygiene packages to 300 vulnerable families in Tripoli, Northern Lebanon.

As the world stays indoors, and individuals around the globe come together in a historical moment of solidarity to stop the spread of COVID-19, for many of the world’s most vulnerable people; lock downs, border restrictions and limitations on movement pose life-threatening challenges.

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