Over the past several days, virtually every business, organization, and group has made changes to the way they live, work, and play, which changes the way everyone else does as well. While there are still no confirmed COVID-19 virus cases in Edmonson County or the surrounding area, the pandemic has affected all of us. In many places, panic is ruling the masses, but in Edmonson County, things are not quite there. At least, not yet.
Today, Mrs. Vickie Walker, from the Edmonson County Senior Food Pantry in the Community Center called our office and said she just wanted to thank the community for their kindness. She said she thought about maybe emailing a letter to the editor, but she just felt like it would be better if she called and spoke with someone.
"I've noticed that over the past few days, while so many people in other places are panicked and running over each other, people here in Edmonson County are being kind to each other and I think people ought to take notice," she said.
She noted that the workers at Cee Bee Food store and other local retailers are working hard and cooperating with each other and the public.
"You know, these workers can only do so much and they're under a lot of pressure," she said. "They could get sick just like anyone else could but they're going to work and they're doing a good job for the rest of us. And not just that, they're being kind to one another while they're doing it."
Walker manages the food pantry as a volunteer and said she is only working there by appointment only, in case of emergencies.
"We want to help our seniors in need, but we are only working with those who are in need the most. Those that are completely out of food and those that have no family or other means of help."
She asked anyone with requests to call first and discuss your situation: 270-779-1203.
She laughed about the article I wrote on Sunday about people hoarding all the toilet paper.
"I'm thankful I live in Edmonson County where people still have some common sense and they are kind to each other."