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HRDC “Shop 4 a Senior”
An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until April 18, 2020
HRDC Senior Programs Launches “Shop 4 a Senior”
Bozeman, MONT. – During the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, HRDC Senior Programs will offer assistance with shopping to all seniors. This service helps seniors meet their essential needs by getting their groceries or other items without having to head out themselves.
Using a model similar to an Angel Tree, seniors can contact HRDC to request their essential needs wish list. HRDC then recruits a donor/volunteer to pick up the items. Those items are given to HRDC, who then delivers the items to the seniors. This service is confidential and available to all seniors at no cost. To get assistance, seniors can call 406-587-5444 or visit thehrdc.org and click “Request Support.”
Here is an example of “Shop 4 a Senior”: Irv is a senior who is confined to a wheelchair. Irv was concerned about how he would be able to shop for groceries so he contacted HRDC asking for help. Debi, from HRDC Senior Programs, learned that all Irv needed was toilet paper, whole milk, Cheerios and a roll of paper towels. Debi gathered all the items Irv needed and dropped them safely at his door. Irv is now on HRDC’s weekly call list, where staff will check-in with him during the outbreak.
At this time, and because of concerns with spreading the coronavirus, HRDC is not accepting in-kind donations. Those who would like to make an impact should do so online at thehrdc.org/give-now. For more information about HRDC’s Senior Programs or HRDC’s response to COVID-19, visit at thehrdc.org.
HRDC is Here to Help! Please let us know how we can provide you with assistance or connect you with services during this uncertain time. Example: “How can I access the Gallatin Valley Food Bank?” -OR- “I am a senior and in need of toilet paper and milk.”
During these uncertain and tumultuous times, we appreciate your desire to donate your time and talents to HRDC, our customers, and community. Please use this form to let HRDC know how you would like to help. Examples of assistance include “Delivering Groceries to Seniors” -OR- “Knitting Hats for People Experiencing Homelessness”.