Facebook Expands "Community Help" in Response to Covid-19
Facebook launched new "Community Help" designed to let people request or offer help to people nearby during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Facebook has launched a global version of its “Community Help” as a place for people who are impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak to request help from their neighbors or nearby communities. In turn, if you’re well and want to lend a hand in relieving this crisis, you can also offer your assistance to those in need by taking on one of the requests or posting about how you can help the community.
To use this new feature, you start by controlling how big an area you want to see requests or offers from. You can select anywhere from 10 to 100 kilometers. Then, you can use the filter on the sidebar to filter what kind of posts you want to see from a total of 9 categories including baby supplies, business support, food, information, supplies, toiletries, transport, volunteer work, and more.
This allows people who are looking for help to post their request under a specific category. For example, a family who is running out of baby milk for their children can request for help and add the “Baby Supplies” tag to help people who are offering help under the same category find them. Another example is if you’re running out of food supply, you can request for help using the “Food” tag which allows others who are willing to offer food find you on their wall of nearby offers and requests.
We recommend, however, for you to stick to requesting and offering donations in the form of products or services. Any monetary requests requiring bank transactions should be done with the utmost caution and discretion from the donator.
If you're interested in using this new feature, follow to the link below to the main Facebook Community Help page.