The Helpers

A project highlighting stories of people who are helping others during the Covid-19 crisis.

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Mercedes is an auxiliary nurse in the University Hospital of Puerto Real, Spain. She’s not treating Covid patients. She’s just in standby right now. But I think it’s worth mentioning that being ready, resting up, and taking care of yourself just in case you’re needed is a big help in this scary time. “Somos super heroes,” she said on her first day of work after the crisis really hit in Spain: “We’re super heroes.” She’s brave, and I’m sure she’s keeping everyone at her hospital smiling, and I admire her for that. #thehelpers⁠ Potrait of a woman with blond hair

Jen has started a group chat for her friends (and friends-of-friends) all about sharing the joy of music. The group brings together people from Italy, America, Germany, India, China, South Korea, South Africa, England and Spain (wow!) to share and discuss music and get their minds off the pandemic.

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Antonio works as a stock manager at a large supermarket in Reus, Spain. With his calm determination, he’s doing his part to keep people fed during this crisis.