NEW YORK (Reuters) – When Rachel Baron wanted to give back to her community affected by COVID-19, her first thought was to help local emergency room doctors. So the 46-year-old advertising copywriter worked with some friends to set up food deliveries from local restaurants in New York’s Westchester County through the Meal Train service.
FILE PHOTO: Members of the New York Army National Guard help pack pantry bags for food distribution with Hope Community Services in an area with multiple cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New Rochelle, New York, U.S., March 18, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
Eugene Jhong, a 51-year-old tech investor in the Bay Area, wanted medical workers to have the supplies they needed, so he sent out a grant from his Vanguard charitable account to Flexport.org, a non-profit helping with supply chain issues.
Donor activist Ruth Ann Harnisch, 69, was moved by the tragedy of patients in hospitals separated from their loved ones. She directed her…