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A number of northeast Bartholomew County groups have teamed up to ensure those who are 55 and over receive the essentials they need.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, four organizations, as well as some individuals, have partnered to provide pick up and delivery services to those individuals free of charge.
Those with questions or who wish to utilize the service should either call or text 812-350-2526. While all volunteers are from the Hope area, the service is being made available to all Bartholomew County residents 55 and over, organizers said.
The concept of creating the temporary service came from Christy Greenhut, a board member of the Student’s Fund of Hope. The nonprofit was created by Stephanie Long and Whitney Budd two years ago primarily to assist children in the Flat Rock-Hawcreek School Corp. from financially disadvantaged families.
For more on this story, see Wednesday’s Republic.