When a group of Mansfield residents learned that more than 700 University of Connecticut students were placed under quarantine in an off-campus apartment complex, they wanted to know how they could help. "These students are young adults. They are away from home, sometimes for the first time," said Heather Evans, who lives near campus. "A lot of them are physically sick or they are stressed and worried about getting sick." Evans had the idea on Saturday morning to create care packages for the students who were asked to quarantine in The Oaks on the Square apartment complex. She put out the idea to several community groups. By Monday, more than 50 people came together with donations to create 550 care packages. The community raised more than $1,800 to make it happen.
Photo Credit: United Nations COVID-19 Response