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Eastlake neighbors create COVID-19 support group

Posted at 6:00 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 21:14:49-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) -- A group of neighbors in Eastlake are using social media to support each other during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jason Anderson created the Facebook page called 'Eastlake - Support COVID-19'. He got the idea after seeing another post on social media. He initially created the group to make sure children staying home from school wouldn't go hungry.

The group is now being used for community members to find things like toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and food. Nothing on the group is for sale, Anderson says neighbors are just helping each other by paying it forward.

The group has grown to over 800 members in just three days. The leaders of the group are hosting regular conference calls to plan and stay organized.

The group is now brainstorming how to best help elderly members in the community since they might not be as social media savvy.

Anyone that needs help or wants to help can join the social media group here.