UI student creates errand-running service to help others in time of need
Allie Stutting was worried about her own grandparents when she first began to hear of a possible spread of coronavirus in the U.S. and its effect on the elderly and other at-risk populations.
But it was a tweet about people she didn't know that propelled her to take action: An elderly couple in Oregon had flagged down a woman in a store parking lot, asking her to shop for them because they were fearful to go inside.
"I was thinking of my grandparents, and how cool it was that this woman had solved that couple's concerns," Stutting says. "So, I put out my own tweet in hopes of starting a network of young, able-bodied folks who can help."
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