EDISON, NJ - A dozen volunteers from the South Edison Community Association are phoning home-bound Edison senior citizens, veterans and people with disabilities offering assistance during the Coronvirus (COVID-19) crisis.
“Our association’s purpose is neighbors helping neighbors. Right now, some of our most vulnerable neighbors really need our help. Our volunteers can deliver groceries to their front doors or run errands for them,’’ said the group’s spokesman, Anthony Russomanno.
The South Edison Community Association (SECA) has identified over 14,000 Edison seniors, veterans and people with disabilities. “Reaching them by phone is a big job. We currently have a dozen local volunteers who want to help. But, we need more volunteers,” said coordinator Jill Mesonas.
SECA is also hosting a non-perishable food drive to benefit Hands of Hope Food Pantry at St. James Episcopal Church, in South Edison. The food pantry is needs canned fruits, vegetables, soups, sauces, tuna, and boxed cereals, pasta and rice.