Facebook Makes Its Community Help Feature Available for COVID-19 Efforts

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Facebook will begin rolling out its Community Help feature in Australia, Canada, France, the U.K. and the U.S. over the next few days to enable people to help community members who are most impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

The social network debuted Community Help in February 2017 as an extension to its Safety Check feature, activating it in cases of natural or accidental incidents, such as earthquakes and fires.

Once it is available, people can access Community Health here and use the feature to request or offer help to neighbors, as well as to donate to fundraisers for relief efforts.

A Facebook spokesperson offered examples such as delivering groceries to elderly neighbors or volunteering to distribute food via local food banks, adding, “For this experience, we really looked to build on existing tools within Crisis Response to make it as easy as possible for people to take action and get help with urgent needs.”




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