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Tally Angels, helping community members who need it most

Posted at 10:39 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 23:32:42-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The elderly are among the most vulnerable to coronavirus, and a group based out of Tallahassee is trying to keep them as protected as possible.

Tally Angel's was an idea Sandi Poreda shared with a friend mid-March. She envisioned a group of volunteers who would grocery shop and run errands for the elderly and others who are at greater risk from coronavirus.

In less than a week, almost two dozen people have signed up to help.

Poreda says she's not surprised by the outpouring of support from the Tallahassee community.

"This is something we've never seen before and so we've had to be a little bit creative," said Poreda. "Again, there's so many people in our community that if there's a need and they want to help fill it, they want to do it. If that means bringing out a good system to organize it, then great. Let's do it, let's take care of folks! I think that's just what it means to live here and take care of our community."

You don't have to live in Leon County to request a Tally Angel. Call 850-583-0230, leave a message and they'll match you with a volunteer.

For those who like to volunteer, join the Facebook group, Tally Angels, and fill out the volunteer registration form.