Contact: Sheila Coté
Phone: (586) 783 0959
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 29, 2020
Essential care packages delivered to Meals on Wheels participants in Macomb County
Macomb County’s Office of Senior Services has announced the delivery of more than 500 care packages to local senior citizens. The packages, which were delivered to homebound Meals on Wheels participants, contained essential health and cleaning items.
“At the onset of the pandemic, we were making outreach phone calls to seniors to check in,” said Sheila Coté, director of the Office of Senior Services. “Many seniors indicated they were in need of essential care items such as soap, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, paper towel, tissue, etc. Our goal was to respond to the need.”
Several departments within Macomb County assisted in package development and distribution, including Planning and Economic Development, Veterans Services, the Office of the County Executive and Human Resources and Labor Relations.
“The county jumped in to help and meet the need,” Coté said. “This was truly a team effort that included many dedicated employees.”
Federal CARES Act funding is being used to cover the cost of the products in the care packages. The Office of Senior Services plans to distribute supplies to 1,500 additional homebound Meals on Wheels participants over the next several months.
For images of care package development and distribution, click here.
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