There is light at the end of the tunnel.
After more than a month spent fighting relentlessly against one of the deadliest outbreaks of COVID-19, doctors and medical personnel in Italy are finally seeing a decline in both new coronavirus cases and the number of patients being admitted into intensive care units. But there’s still much more work to be done.
In Turin, 140 km west of the epicenter of the health crisis in Italy, the local Red Cross is working with other organizations to help city residents recover. La Croce Rossa volunteers have been equipped with a donated fleet of Bird electric scooters to enable easier transportation around urban neighborhoods. The micromobility vehicles are being used to help deliver food and medical supplies as well as facilitating check-ins on vulnerable members of the community.
“Aid workers in Italy and around the world are doing an unbelievable job putting themselves on the front lines to protect our communities,” said Rebecca Hahn, Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer at Bird. “This is a small way we can say thank you and make it easier for them during this time of need. We’re truly honored to help.”
If you’d like to contribute to the Red Cross’ ongoing efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Italy, please consider making a donation to La Croce Rossa Italiana.
When it comes to seeing our communities through this crisis, we’re all in this together:
- Recognize a Local Hero providing essential services in your area
- Read Bird CCSRO Rebecca Hahn’s commitment to helping cities recover after COVID
- Learn about Bird’s free rides for medical and emergency personnel
- Discover how global quarantine efforts are impacting urban air quality
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