“I think folks will initially ask their friends or family to help them, but not everybody has that,” Whitsitt said. “We’ve had a great response from the people that we have helped.”
Whitsitt said they’ve gotten about a dozen calls so far, mostly requests to deliver food and pharmacy prescriptions to at-risk residents and people who are sick and quarantining. She said they do their best to help everyone who calls, including those who aren’t able to pay.
“We had a volunteer drive through the food bank for somebody who was quarantined, and also had no money,” she said. “They picked up a box of food over at the Basalt Middle School and took it to them at their house.”
Whitsitt said the volunteer group follows a strict safety protocol that was given to them by Basalt physician Dr. Glenn Kotz.
“We really want to help people, so don't hesitate to call us,” she emphasized. “We may not answer on the first ring, but we’ll call you back within an hour or so.”
While the volunteers are based in the mid-valley, Whitsitt said they’re happy to deliver to Glenwood Springs or Aspen. To reach the Corona Helpline, call 970-230-1974.