photo from caremongering yk Facebook page
Amidst all this chaos over coronavirus – we have seen Yellowknifers rally to help others.
Local lawyer Paul Falvo noticed a Facebook site called Caremongering and started a local group.
“I saw similar sites across the country and I thought that seems like a very Yellowknife thing to do so I created it. That only involved pushing some buttons,” Falvo said. “The rest has taken care of itself.”
Falvo said the name of the site was a play on words from ‘scare mongering’ or ‘fear mongering’, something that has been discouraged by officials and others since the virus became as serious as it is now.
Since the group’s creation on Monday, there are already more than 550 members.
“The response has been more than I expected, with more than 400 members in the first 24 hours after it was created,” Falvo said.
It’s a way for able-bodied, healthy Yellowknifers to help seniors, elders and others who may have difficulty right now getting out of their homes.
There appears to be no reason that it would need to be restricted to Yellowknife residents only.
If you need help or can provide help, you are encouraged to join the Facebook group.
(CKLB file photo)
The Facebook page is “caremongering — all one word – YK.