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An Alternative View: Think about helping others in our coronavirus-affected area

Original post made on Apr 5, 2020

In these dire times, as people are really worried about getting the coronavirus, it seems we all are potential targets, ready to be plucked randomly, without any regard to abilities, lifestyles, race, age or gender.

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Posted by Share work?
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 5, 2020 at 2:28 pm

If anyone has gardeners they are paying but don't want them to work on their homes, I can't afford a gardener and could really use the help pulling up some bushes that a neighbor has allergy problems with, and a lot else that needs to be done that I can't do very well myself, like pulling out weeds, releveling the lawn which keeps settling because the long ago pool fill was done badly, and re-covering everything with bark. But I wouldn't know how to ask others directly for help. I don't really understand why gardeners have to quit. I can understand why they shouldn't use the blowers or may not have access to masks. But fixing irrigation, pulling weeds, trimming things -- can all be done with proper social distancing.

Posted by charles reilly
a resident of another community
on Apr 6, 2020 at 11:13 am

I tried to volunteer in my neighborhood. They wanted an Extended Background Investigation, Finger Print Scan etc. Seriously ?

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