New fund supports vulnerable citizens during COVID-19 outbreak

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EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT) The Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office and SWIRCA & More have joined together to provide assistance to the disable and those over the age of 60.

Currently, officials at SWIRCA are handling the needs of over 3,500 vulnerable citizens in a six-county radius in southwestern Indiana

In anticipation of extended quarantine orders, SWIRCA and the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office are seeking community donations to meet critical needs:

General SuppliesFood
Toilet PaperCanned goods
BleachCanned meats
Wipes (disinfecting & personal)Protein bars
Shampoo/ConditionerPasta
DeodorantInstant potatoes
Laundry detergentPeanut butter
Soap (hand & body)Microwavable meals
Paper towelsShelf-stable snack foods

Beginning April 1, donations can be delivered directly to SWIRCA & More located at 16 W. Virginia St. in Evansville every Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Volunteers from the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office will be stationed at SWIRCA to assist in the safe delivery of donations while following CDC guidelines of social distancing.

From that point, the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office and officials from SWIRCA will organize the donations and create drop-off baskets for vulnerable citizens. To decrease the risk of transmission, the teams will then safely deliver the completed baskets and/or facilitate pick-up to SWIRCA’s growing list of clients.

For questions on how to help, call the Vulnerable Citizen Relief Hotline at 812-464-7800.

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(This story was originally published on March 30, 2020)

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