(FinancialHealth.net) – The CDC has warned Americans aged 65 and over are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus. The agency’s guidelines recommend they stay home as much as possible, and many are listening. Helpful Americans are now stepping up to help them get the food they need.
Volunteers across the country are mobilizing to deliver food to senior citizens who are stuck at home. Jayde Powell, a pre-med student at the University of Nevada, is one of those people. She started a free nationwide grocery delivery program called “Shopping Angels” to shop for the most vulnerable. President Donald Trump praised the student and her friends for their efforts, reported Fox5 Las Vegas.
In New Orleans, LA, Hands On Volunteer Center delivered meals to more than 400 homes, feeding 700 people. CBS affiliate 4WWL spoke to the director, Peyton Juneau, who explained the seniors being helped can’t simply go to the store and buy food.
One of the 80 volunteers, Todd Wackerman, said he was “amazed at the turnout.”
A team of volunteers with the South Florida organization Curley’s House are making sure seniors are fed as well. It’s a scene playing out in Alabama, Mississippi, Washington and other states.
Americans grow up hearing the phrase, “United we stand, divided we fall,” and the pandemic is proving that when the chips are down, we help each other. It’s one of the best parts about living in the US. And at the end of the day, it’s this unity and the president’s leadership that will get the country through this crisis.
~Here’s to Your Financial Health!
Copyright 2020, FinancialHealth.net