Website lending helping hand in fight against COVID-19
Be it verified information on the availability of COVID-19 essentials or connecting people seeking help to those willing to support, a new website promises to do it all for its users in these difficult times of the pandemic. The website, called Angel Next Door, successfully launched in Australia last year, has now started its operation in India.
Anyone in need can explore COVID-19 resource tool on website
The website has started its operations amid the unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases leading to people scrambling for everything from beds, oxygen to medicines and plasma. So, anyone requiring urgent help in finding oxygen cylinders or getting a Remdesivir injection can head over to the website and explore its COVID-19 resource tool that has supplier contact details and stock availability information updated by locals.
Thousands of Aussies have stepped up to help their neighbors
"The website has ignited kindness and established humanity where thousands of Aussies have stepped up to help their neighbors and strangers during the crisis," said Aamir Qutub, founder of Angel Next Door. "That is why we launched this Indian version of the non-profit community-driven venture to help save lives as the seconds ticked by," he said.
The website can be updated in real-time: Qutub
"The unique aspect of this platform is that one can update it in real-time and real people can help the community in need of time," Qutub said. "Within a night of the launch, 800-plus verified information have been updated and an automated verification system pings the suppliers twice a day to re-verify the info given," he added.
All the data on the website is securely encrypted
"Everyone in the world has been through hell since last year due to the pandemic, and I believe that little acts of kindness can make a big difference and restore hope in people's hearts," said the Indian-Australian entrepreneur. Also, following all safety guidelines for seekers of help and providers, all the data on the website is securely encrypted.