Jordan Marcoux, Austin Cooper and Will Hampton are some of many Saskatonians taking to the Internet to support their community. (Photo: Saskatoon StarPhoenix/Matt Smith)

USask unites: USask students rally to get supplies to people in need

Since the first cases of COVID-19 were announced in the province, members of the USask community have come together to support one another in these uncertain times.

By Zak Vescera | Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Extraordinary circumstances have brought out extraordinary responses from members of our USask community. From frontline health-care workers to researchers looking for a solution to this global health threat, there are so many stories about people are working to make our home communities safer and healthy. Here are a few of the inspiring stories of our students, staff, faculty and alumni.

USask students have been among those good samaritans who have organized groups in cities across Canada to deliver supplies to the elderly, share resources and support their communities.

Law student Austin Cooper set up a page on Facebook called YXE Response COVID-19, motivated by a sense of unease and a desire to help his fellow residents.

I was just looking at the world from my desk and wondering what I can do,” Cooper said in an interview with The Saskatoon StarPhoenix.

Since then, Cooper has helped to motivate others to offer random acts of kindness during the pandemic.

Read more on this story at The Saskatoon StarPhoenix.

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As a community it is critical that we support each other and remain respectful during what is a difficult time for all of us. Please follow all guidelines and take all precautions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in our community.

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