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Carbondale task force puts out call for volunteers

Glenwood Springs Post Independent staff report
Sign encouraging residents to practice social distancing in downtown Carbondale.
Thomas Phippen/Glenwood Springs Post Independent

The Carbondale Emergency Task Force is looking for volunteers to help out with the community’s work supporting seniors and others who have to quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The task force wants volunteers who can deliver meals to at-risk individuals and the elderly, through either the Carbondale Recreation Center or Valley Meals and More, a nonprofit partner.

Currently, Valley Meals delivers 27 meals on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Carbondale, but with more people stuck in quarantine, they expect demand to increase.

Other volunteers could help by making care calls to check in with high-risk individuals over the phone.

The Carbondale Rec Center is providing a number of services to those in quarantine, including assistance obtaining medications, dog walking, meal delivery from restaurants with takeout, and emotional support.

Those in need should call the Rec Center’s hotline at 970-510-1292.

The task force also is looking for volunteers who can contribute their expertise in areas of health, economy, strategic communications, human capital, finance, technology, advocacy, and crisis response.


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