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Spirit of Acadiana: Elizabeth's Ready to Run

One STM junior and her friends are helping the elderly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Posted at 4:52 PM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-23 18:53:34-04

St. Thomas More junior Elizabeth Beaullieu has decided to help the elderly and those deemed immune-suppressed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We'll get their groceries, their medications toilet paper, everything for them, bring it back leave it at the doorstep with their money, for free so that they don't have to risk their own lives going to the store," said Beaullieu, 17.

Elizabeth started thinking about her grandparent, three of whom are still alive and have multiple children to help them out. What if, she wondered, something happened to them?

"I can't imagine if they didn't have all their kids and they were like in a bind, if they couldn't decide between getting food and risking their life, and no one should have to make that choice and that made me realize, some people are having to right now," Elizabeth said.

Elizabeth also got her friends to help.

"And I've had all my friends say, 'Oh my gosh, Elizabeth..I didn't know you were doing this.. we definitely want to help,'" said Elizabeth.

"We'll pretty much do anything they need as long as the people are in-service and they'd be at a higher risk than we would by going to the store or going anywhere to get something they need, something that's essential to them, we want to help," she said.

If you need her errand-running service, send Elizabeth an email at

They’ll wear gloves, masks and make their clients their top priority.

“So, we can do anything to help them, help keep them safe and them home, and healthy, then we could save lives and who wouldn’t want to do that?” said Elizabeth.

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