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Tally Angels helping seniors during COVID-19 crises

Posted at 6:39 AM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 06:46:14-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — It's during times like these that we want to highlight those during extra for people on the frontlines of this outbreak.

Earlier this week, ABC 27 introduced you to Tally Angels.

It's a new Tallahassee initiative that aims to connect seniors and people who are homebound with the resources they need to survive COVID-19.

ABC 27's Karah Bailey tagged along with a Tally Angel who showed us how the volunteer-driven delivery service is connecting people in more ways than one.

"Because I have survived polio it's like I have a ticket to survive. I have to survive because I had that I had that gift gift when I was three years old that I didn't die from polio so now whatever that will be next I have to get through," said Jim Ball, Tally Angels Recipient.

Tally Angels co-founder Patty Wilson started her Saturday at Westminster Gardens Helping Jim Ball do just that, survive what's now his second health crisis while social distancing.

"She's meeting me outside and she's bringing me paper towels and even a homemade mask and some cleaning supplies, so that's great," said Ball.

"In the six short days they've been operating Tally angels have helped nearly 20 people with special deliveries," said Wilson. "When we come to the door with a smile on our face and just a knock and step back and drop the item, they are so appreciative, because the only noise they're getting is negative noise, So when the Tally Angels shows up, they're like oh, it's not so bad."

Wilson hopes their operation will outlast the COVID-19 crisis, but now is when they need your help the most.