The Greensboro Housing Authority urgently wants donations for its aged residents
The GHA says they are helping around 1,500 elderly residents who run out of essentials because they are too anxious to leave their homes, or worse – not.
GREENSBORO, NC – Doctors emphasize that the elderly are the most vulnerable and vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic.
They also need our help most urgently.
The Greensboro Housing Authority (GHA) is asking for donations of food and toilet paper.
The GHA helps over 12,000 people, and 1,500 of them are elderly residents who run out of essentials because they are too anxious to leave their homes, or worse – cannot.
“They often use public transport to avoid getting too much to eat at the same time,” said Maggie Larkins, special project manager at Greensboro Housing Authority.
Also, many people are panicking because of the pandemic. Empty shelves leave elderly people empty-handed.
“Of course, the coronavirus fears prevent them from feeling really comfortable going out,” Larkins said.
The GHA sent out a survey to ask its residents what they need.
and they got this long list of answers.
“You need dry goods like rice, pasta, oatmeal, beans, things like that,” she said.
You also need toiletries that are rare in stores these days.
“You specifically need paper towels, handkerchiefs, and toilet paper.”
How can you help
Make your donation by voting with Tiffany Dunlap at the Greensboro Housing Authority.
“At a time like this when there is a lot of uncertainty, it’s really unusual that we don’t want to report to some of our most vulnerable people at GHA,” said Larkins.
They check their residents once a week because isolation can be difficult.
“We want to show them that someone cares that someone reviews them.”