Just days after a request for virtual storytellers was posted on the ISU GivePulse website, volunteers had filled all the open slots. During a time of social distancing, this was one way for the Iowa State University community to give back. The COVID-19 pandemic has created an even greater need for the GivePulse platform, said Greg Welk, Barbara E. Forker Professor in kinesiology and director of the University Translational Research Network (U-TuRN) at Iowa State.
The ISU GivePulse hub lists links to volunteer and networking opportunities in an effort to promote community engagement. In recent weeks, the network has put out a call for food and personal hygiene donations, child care for essential workers, such as health care providers and law enforcement, and volunteers for book distribution programs.
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