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Announcing new Mutual Aid tools to address Covid 19

HOW TO HELP NOW: Free Platform for High-Priority Volunteering during COVID-19

March 20, 2020

Los Angeles, California, USA

For Immediate Release

In response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic and the significant risk it poses to vulnerable members of every community, Golden, operator of the world’s most popular apps for volunteering and free, powerful tools for organizers in every sector, has pre-released a website where you can safely serve your neighbors and get help you need, online and in person, available immediately at:

Golden’s Founder, Sam Fankuchen said, “The coronavirus is an invisible disaster that affects every community,” and,

“Our approach to mitigating the effects of the virus includes methods we have practiced during other disaster events: targeting support of the most vulnerable and isolated individuals by putting mobile-friendly and accessible tools in the hands of willing volunteers and neighbors.”

“Mutual Aid” is a movement of neighbors helping each other with basic tasks that individuals cannot perform on their own, but enable them to live at a much higher standard. During COVID-19, this can mean delivering meals, checking on others, and performing everyday tasks virtually and in-person.

Golden has been developing the Mutual Aid support website based on research with Not Impossible Labs and Advent Health to deliver out-of-home care to discharged hospital patients.

Fankuchen said, “Our free, easy-to-use, purpose-built site enables organizers to get help to those who need it most faster and more effectively than the email and chat lists we’ve seen emerge in the last few days.” He provides further background in a Medium post.

A Mutual Aid opportunity listing can be shared with a link in any social media platform, SMS or email. It includes automatic participation tracking, captures digital waiver signatures, and is GDPR, COPPA, and CCPA compliant.

Golden will be continuously adding safety features, such as live background checking of organizers and participants, in the coming hours and days. Organizers can post traditional, local and virtual opportunities as well as track their live performance for free at:

**About Golden **

Golden supports thousands of simple and complex volunteer programs in the USA and beyond. Select clients include grassroots organizations, to United Ways, UNICEF, the State of California, Community Health Charities, even a publicly traded social network, and a global bank.