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Grand Coteau volunteers grocery shopping for elderly

Grand Coteau volunteers grocery shopping for elderly
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Posted at 4:30 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 23:26:57-04

City leaders and volunteers in Grand Coteau are helping those who are more at risk of getting coronavirus. They're making sure no one goes without essentials in the area. It's a way to help those who aren’t leaving their homes during the stay-at-home order.

Wednesday morning, Annette Charles loaded her car up with groceries. Some of the items included esentials that are emptying store shelves across the nation. She was able to find bread, toilet paper and even a mask. However, Charles did not take those groceries to her home.

"Going around making sure that our elderly have everything they need, so they don't have to come out as much," Charles said.

Charles is the town's alderwoman. She's one of 12 volunteer helping those who are considered most vulnerable to getting the coronavirus

"Supplies, medication, whatever they need," Charles said. "Even if they need to go to the doctor, we're going to do those things. We don't want them to be out and exposed to the virus that's going around. We're going to try and limit that as much as possible."

Many of the volunteers like Charles are city leaders. "I feel that we are more healthier to get out there and provide for the senior citizens and provide them with what they need," alderman Devin Thomas said.

The town's police chief Wilton Guidry added, "We're here to serve the people."

They say it's providing comfort to those who don't feel comfortable leaving their homes, during un-certain times. "The less they have to come out, the better they are protected," Charles said.

If you live in the area and would like to have a volunteer run errands for you, you can contact the Grand Coteau Police department and they will help with schedules.