Noah Kempler’s idea for helping others during the coronavirus pandemic developed out of the anxiety he felt trying to find a basic item that has been scarce since the virus began to spread: toilet paper. After scouring empty store shelves, Kempler was able to locate a supply of toilet paper online. In addition to ordering some for his own family, the Tiburon resident decided to purchase extra to help seniors in the community who are particularly vulnerable to the virus and may be unable to get the supplies they need. For the past several weeks, Kempler and his family have been creating care packages and delivering them to the doorsteps of local seniors in need. Meanwhile, in Belvedere, Del Mar Middle School seventh-grader Jasmine Wood was also inspired to help. After seeing news reports about widespread job losses due to businesses having to close or reduce operations during the county and statewide shelter-in-place orders, Jasmine decided to organize a food drive to benefit the SF-Marin Food Bank.
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