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Helping Each Other: Protecting our senior citizens and spreading love along the way

Posted at 6:29 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 18:29:27-04

(WXYZ) — Our senior citizens are extremely vulnerable to the coronavirus. So protecting and keeping them safe must be a priority for all of us.

Well, a non-profit organization has made that it’s mission - to drop by and visit them and drop off some love, in a very unique way!

7 Action News Reporter Andrea Isom went along for the amazing and heart-warming ride.

“They are a very vulnerable population obviously. We love them so much and we want to show them that we care about them and love them,” says Wendy Jones, President of the organization.

The items are dropped off to those who get little to no visitors and those who just need a little me pick up! And there is a little note of encouragement in them as well!

“So, when we drop this bag off, before they even know what’s in it, their heart is warmed. You can see it in their faces!” says Denise Gunderson, a social worker for Next Steps 4 Seniors.

This group wants to be able to keep this effort going. That means they need donations and sanitizer wipes, toilet paper, tissue and snacks!

Please reach out to or 248-651-5010. And let’s keep helping each other!

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