SINGAPORE: Pockets of people in the local community are reaching out to healthcare workers – on the frontline of Singapore’s fight against the novel coronavirus – to offer their support in various ways. These initiatives come amid reports of discrimination targeting certain groups of people in uniform and those under quarantine orders. Among the initiatives is #BraveHeartSG, led by Facebook crowdsourcing platform Stand Up For Singapore. READ: Eight new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, all linked to previous patients Since 2012, the group has been using Facebook to crowdsource support in the form of donations and community service hours to help relieve public anxiety linked to specific events. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jing Ting Ong (@x3jt) For example, in 2017, the group helped raise nearly S$40,000 to help hawkers who had lost their stalls to a fire in Jurong West. Stand Up For SG has also mobilised hundreds of volunteers to start conversations with members of the public on social issues, said a pioneer of the group, organisational development consultant Wally Tham. On Tuesday (Feb 11), the group introduced the social media hashtag #BraveHeartSG and invited people to write notes of encouragement for doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers. Such contributions would be… Read full this story
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