Venice Volunteers Help Out in a Very Fitting Way

Female rowers using gondolas in famed Italian city to deliver groceries
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 24, 2020 1:53 PM CDT
Women Rowers Help Elderly, Venice-Style
In this April 6 photo, moored gondolas are reflected on the water of the Gran Canal, in Venice.   (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)

Volunteers are coming to the assistance of the needy all over the world in different ways, but this one has an only-in-Venice feel to it. Female volunteers are using gondolas to deliver groceries in the Italian city, reports Jezebel. They belong to a nonprofit group called Row Venice, and they've been reaching out to the elderly and others who fear going out for groceries because of health reasons, notes People. The group is more generally dedicated to preserving the use of traditional gondolas in Venice's canals. “We hope this is a reminder to everyone of the alternatives Venice has for transportation of both goods (and people!), even after this crisis has passed," reads an Instagram post. (More Venice stories.)

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