Help is on its way #2

March 25, 2020 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Supermarket Harris Farms is donating 100 parcels of food daily to Sydney’s COA and Jewish House who will deliver them to socially isolated and vulnerable seniors.

COA helper Akiva Tanny with “Fluffy”

CEO of Rachel Tanny told J-Wire: “We will be sharing 100 of these parcels with Jewish House so they can distribute them to other individuals who are immunocompromised or otherwise vulnerable but do not fall into COA’s cohort of seniors.

We rolled out the program as a pilot on Monday (23 March) and will officially launch it tomorrow with packing from 1-2 pm and deliveries starting at 2 pm.

The launch will be attended by Waverley Councillor Leon Goltsman who was instrumental in organising the program, Luke Harris (CEO of Harris Farm Markets), Dave Sharma MP, Susan Wynn (Mayor of Woollahra), and possibly Gabrielle Upton MP.

In a message to COA participants. Rachel said: “We know that the current situation brought about by the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus pandemic is stressful and challenging for you. We want to assure you that COA Sydney is here to help and support you in all ways.

We strongly recommend that you stay at home and self-isolate as much as possible. We have many programs, detailed in the attached letter, to support you during this time.

The COA  thanked partner organisations including Chabad Double Bay’s Helper 101 program and B’nai B’rith NSW for connecting them with additional volunteers to do these deliveries.

Rachel added: “We hope that this, and other forthcoming programs, will ease the stress and anxiety of the current situation. Always remember that COA Sydney is here for you, no matter what.”

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