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Working Together: Funeral home delivering "care bags" to seniors

"Just trying to help our seniors out"
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Posted at 8:32 PM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 20:32:29-04

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SHELBYVILLE -- A Shelbyville funeral home is is delivering "care bags" to seniors who are at risk of leaving their homes because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The bags are being put together by the Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home and contain some basic necessities such as canned food, toiletries, facial tissue, toilet paper and hand sanitizer.

Funeral Director Brent George says a "couple of hundred" bags have already been delivered. "Just trying to help our seniors out," said George. "We're just trying to help out the community and help out in a small way. We're going to deliver until we run out of supplies or the calls quit coming."

Seniors over 65 in the Shelbyville area can request a care bag by calling: 317-398-4599. Calls are accepted by the funeral home between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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Working Together is a new WRTV initiative that focuses on telling impactful stories highlighting the wide range of cultures, areas and people that make central Indiana the place that it is. Through our Working Together initiative we will share the stories of our communities and carry their voices forward. We’re Working for You by Working Together.

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