Gallatin seniors can sign up for Pandemic Pals program if they need help during outbreak

Posted at 10:26 AM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-18 12:11:33-04

GALLATIN, Tenn. (WTVF) — Gallatin's Chamber of Commerce is matching people over 60 years old with younger, healthy residents willing to help run errands.

"We've been able to hook up folks that are within minutes of each other," said Kim Baker, Gallatin Chamber of Commerce CEO.

More than 200 people have signed up to be a "helping pal," according to Baker.

"[They are] running errands, getting things from the store. We have heard some of our pals have needed help getting prescriptions from the pharmacy or some of them have needed help with that weekly grocery run. And then some of our pals have been looking for companionship," Baker said.

If you are over 60 and need help or need someone to check-in every couple of days, sign-up on Gallatin's website. You can also volunteer to help if you are under 60 and low-risk.