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Democrats mobilize volunteer base to help seniors through pandemic

Declaring that the pandemic is about people and not politics, the Henderson County Democratic Party volunteers are mobilizing for community good.


“The Covid-19 crisis is about all Americans, not party affiliation," party secretary Joe Elliott said. "We are proud of our volunteers and donors who are making life during these troubling times more livable for the community’s most vulnerable residents.”

It is using automated calls to identify individuals who need grocery and pharmacy pickups and deliveries. Likewise, volunteers are making telephone well-being checks. A team investigated local “touchless” grocery order and delivery or pick up opportunities in the county.

The information is detailedon the Democratic Party home page (scroll down to find it).

Party volunteers are also organizing to provide lunches for essential workers. Through the generosity of members as well and the contributions of Three Chopt Restaurant, the volunteers delivered lunch to individuals working at the Storehouse, a non-profit 501-3-c organization that provides foods and hygiene products to people in need.
As with the pandemic, the Henderson county people caring for people is ongoing and seeking volunteers. Interested individuals should call the office at 828-692-6424 or email Donations are always appreciated and will be put to good use. However, to help specifically with the community outreach efforts, HCDP recommends that financial contributions should be made directly to non-profit organizations in the county that are working to help those in need owing to Covid-19 related job loss or homelessness, such as Safelight and The Storehouse or services that involve serving seniors in their homes, such as Meals on Wheels.