Volunteers Wanted | Help on Way for Those in Need During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis

Residents are being asked to pick up groceries for seniors, families with special needs students and those where their immune system is compromised

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Neighbors helping neighbors – that’s the message behind a group of South Pasadena organizations coming together in support of others during a time of crisis.

With the fallout of coronavirus, there’s no rulebook or guidelines to follow in a time of need, so people are doing what they can to help those around them.

One way is through a grassroots effort in which residents are being asked to pick up groceries for seniors, families with special needs students and those where their immune system is compromised.

The plan is to avoid putting those in the highest risk of exposure to COVID-19 to leaving their residences in need of going to grocery stores and pharmacies.

“We have a team of volunteers who will use your shopping list of necessities and deliver to your door,” reports WISPPA – Women Involved in South Pasadena Political Action. “Payment can be cash, check, or the payment apps of Paypal or Venmo. If you simply do not have the funds and cannot currently make a payment we will be glad to refer you to a local agency for assistance.”

A number of organizations are coming together to provide assistance to our South Pasadena neighbors who need to stay home to minimize their risk to the COVID-19 virus. Many volunteers have generously offered to shop for necessities for seniors, families with special needs students and immune compromised

Much of the effort to bring the volunteer base together is being handled by the D.U.D.E.S – Dads Uniting Dads in Education and Service – and resident Anne Bagasao.

D.U.D.E.S., the brainchild of Ed Donnelly in 2012, is a non-profit organization that harnesses the charity, commitment and compassion of local families in order to foster better educational and social opportunities for our community.

To lend a hand or if you are in need of this service call (626) 667-4378 or visit SP-Volunteers.com

The South Pasadena Senior Center is also seeking drivers to deliver meals to seniors at (626) 403-7360.