HRDC launches ‘Shop 4 a Senior’ program
During the COVID-19 outbreak, HRDC will offer shopping assistance for seniors. This service helps these community members 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 and a donor/volunteer will pick them up. HRDC then delivers the items.
A participating senior, Irv, is confined to a wheelchair. He was concerned about how he’d be able to shop for groceries so he asked 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.
This service is confidential and available to all seniors at no cost. To receive assistance, call (406) 587-5444 or visit www.thehrdc.org and click “Request Support.”
HRDC is not accepting in-kind donations at this time. Those who would like to make an impact may still do so through the website. •