Local Volunteers Organize "Operation EC Assist" To Help With Needs Of Most Vulnerable
Darren Doyle, story:
Several Edmonson County residents have come together to help organize a volunteer group to help elderly and immune-compromised citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic across the country for locals called "Operation EC Assist."
Scott Lindsey, an employee of Edmonson Center Healthcare, said he noticed a few friends had similar ideas and posted some of his thoughts on Facebook on Saturday
"I thought it might be a good idea to see if we could get some volunteers from the community to help run errands for the people that are most susceptible to contracting the virus," Lindsey said. "I had hoped to get 20 or so people to volunteer, but I was worried that we wouldn't be able to get that many. Within the first 24 hours I had over 100 volunteers contact me and offer their help."
Lindsey said the purpose of Operation EC Assist is for its volunteers to aid and assist our neighbors during this time of need. Anyone with a related need during the COVID-19 period can send a direct message on the Facebook page Operation EC Assist, or call 270-991-2250.
"We are now over 125 volunteers strong and have people from Warren County, Butler County, and Grayson County offering their assistance as well. It's been an amazing experience. Seeing everyone pull together, even from other counties, to reach out to our community has been awesome and very humbling," Lindsey said.
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