Scrolling through her Facebook feed, Katie Quinn, a Freehold Regional high school teacher living in Cinnaminson, New Jersey, realized many of her friends wanted to help — they just didn’t know how.
So, she created the “Cinnaminson Helping Cinnaminson” Facebook group, connecting volunteers with those needing a helping hand. They coordinate grocery deliveries, prescription pick-ups and supply exchanges. This week, they’ve begun collecting baby formula for local mothers.
Quinn, 45, has rallied more than 90 volunteers who have helped 50 families and counting.
“The outpouring of support has been wild,” she tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “It’s a small town, so people look out for each other here … but it’s also good for us to help others and make people smile.”