Harlan Helpers are ready to help with grocery shopping

    HARLAN - A group of local Harlanites have started a grocery shopping service for those who  are elderly or have a chronic or underlying medical condition.  Are you unable to grocery shop due to the COVID-19 outbreak? If so, Harlan Helpers is now available locally under the direction of 2017 HCHS grad Reagan Hansen.
    Hansen, a junior at the University of Iowa, saw the panic and precautions being taken as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak and it prompted him to create Harlan Helpers. Harlan Helpers is a group of younger people that are willing to take time out of their days to help those who fall into at-risk demographics in the Harlan area.
    By signing up to receive assistance residents will be added to a list of people who will have groceries delivered to their home at no extra charge and/or have other errands completed. Their Helpers will then pick up and deliver the groceries to your home. The group of volunteers will be matched to people who have signed up and will be given their grocery list. Payment for smaller errands will be handled through cash that must be given to your Helper beforehand (hygienic precautions will be taken).
    Hansen said their goal is to ensure that no family is unable to access the grocery store or have other tasks not completed because of their heightened risk of contracting COVID-19. Delivery will take place as soon as possible and your assigned volunteer will update you throughout the duration of the process.
    Want to sign up?  Email Reagan at reagan-hansen@uiowa.edu, or call 712-579-5099.

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