GroundBreakers got the idea for its COVID-19 resource map after seeing a map by Johns Hopkins University that details confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths across the globe. Reines said the group saw information about various community resources but “it just seemed very disconnected.” The map aims to connect the dots.
“We want to share information about the resources that are available,” said Reines, who lives in Washington, D.C.
The students contacted community organizations to find some useful sites for the map. GroundBreakers got a big break when the Atlanta Community Food Bank began sharing information.
GroundBreakers’ United States map shows more resources in the nation’s largest urban centers, such as Boston, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., along with some smaller areas such as a part of southern New Hampshire.
Reines said the group hopes to partner with local governments to identify and share resources on the map. They also want to share information about resources for people experiencing domestic violence.