Minden Cares was recently launched by Minden High School alumnus Jarod Speer. The web page aims to connect volunteers to those in need in the community.
The COVID-19 pandemic greatly impacted lives and increased the need for assistance. From people who can’t leave their home for the safety of themselves and others to individuals facing financial hardship from a loss of income, Minden Cares is helping to ease the struggle.
“The site really serves two purposes. In light of the evolving pandemic, it has become exceedingly important for individuals at risk of serious complications from COVID-19 to isolate themselves as much as possible. The hope is that Minden Cares may serve as a resource for those individuals to utilize so they may remain home as much as possible to help reduce the spread of this disease,” Speer said. “In addition, many people are seeing reduced hours at work and reduced incomes as a consequence of this virus. To help ease the financial strain some families are experiencing, Minden Cares is set up to match volunteers willing to donate groceries with families requesting assistance.”
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