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ElderCare offers emergency boxes to homebound clients

Emergency boxes are being packed at Great Bend’s Senior Center by, from left to right, Kelly Beck, Rosie Tomlinson, Brenda Lebbin and Kim Stein. The boxes will be delivered to homebound ElderCare clients in three counties during an emergency.

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               Local non-profit entities and private businesses have teamed up to provide emergency food and water to some homebound people in the event of a disaster.

            ElderCare Inc. in Great Bend got the ball rolling a few months ago and worked on the project throughout the summer. The non-profit agency has received grant funding and commitments for support from local businesses.

            Tina Mingenback, ElderCare nutrition site manager, began the grant-writing process in May.

            “I am thrilled to say we are now able to start assembling our emergency boxes,” Mingenback said. “We hope to have them all packed and ready by mid-October ...

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