Canandaigua: Helen

Apr 2, 2020 | by Empire State Division

We got a call from an 81-year-old woman, named Helen. She had come in last week in need of utility assistance. While she was there, we offered food assistance to make sure she was eating something but she refused. She ended up calling back this week but couldn’t make it back to us for the food, so we offered to drop it off. When we delivered the food, the woman had been crying.

She was scared to death to answer the door due to the virus. Unfortunately, the box of food we delivered was around 40 pounds. We asked if we could just slide it into the door of her trailer. She held tightly to the door, hiding behind it as we slid it inside. Before we left, we told her “If you need a single thing you need to call us”. This was the type of situation where, if we weren’t dealing with the virus, we would have stayed for hours just to talk and make sure she was ok. 

Canandaigua Stats - Total cases February - 56. Usually 10-15 cases a week but last two weeks of March we did 76 cases. For entire month of March its 156. 

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