APPOMATTOX COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — With school out for the rest of the year in Virginia, the Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office is using four school resource officers for a special task.
They’re delivering groceries and medication to those who can’t leave their homes right now, like Jean Mosley who says she’s in good spirits.
“I’m keeping busy, making the masks, loving on my dogs and pretty much staying busy, and trying not to think too much about it. Praying a lot.”
She and her kids are isolated at home, but she still needed her medication, which deputies personally delivered to her on Thursday.
“It’s been such a blessing, because I can’t get out because of the virus, and I do have an immune disorder. It helps that they can bring that to me, and I’m just so grateful.”
Major Robert Richardson with the Sheriff’s Office was one of the two who delivered the medication.
“We’re providing a service to anyone that is elderly or disabled that can’t get out and get their medicine or their groceries,” he said. “What they can do is they can contact us, and then we will set up a date and time to deliver it to them.”
Appomattox County Sheriff Donald Simpson says some people need a little extra support.
“I get it,” he said. “They’re scared to come out, and they don’t have anyone to call. They don’t have a younger family member that will fill that role for them. So we’re trying to step it up while we have people and we’re able to do it, and I’m trying to fill that void for them.”
People can place grocery orders online and sign a permission slip with the pharmacy, allowing deputies to pick up their medications or groceries.
“It’s such a blessing,” said Moseley. “I can’t tell you how much of a blessing it really is.”
Simpson says anyone in Appomattox County who needs this kind of help should call his office. He says he’ll keep the program going as long as there are enough healthy deputies to spare.