Since Westside Pacific Villages (WPV) launched the WPV Cares Program in late March in response to COVID-19, they’ve been an invaluable resource for seniors that are sheltering in place. With a large coalition of local nonprofits, including the Westchester Rotary Club, Covenant Presbyterian Church and the Westchester Family YMCA working together, passionate volunteers have sprung into action in the last six weeks to fulfill over 1,500 delivery requests for groceries, medications and more.
Thanks to donors, they’ve also delivered special care packages with lunch, cards made by local children, flowers, face masks, puzzle books, baked goods and more. They’ve also increased check-in calls by more than 12 times their normal volume to make sure no senior feels like they’re alone during this difficult time.
Needing more space to store supplies and for volunteers to help while maintaining social distance, real estate developer Legado has donated space at 200 Culver Blvd. in Playa del Rey for the group to use for the next several weeks.
Interested in getting involved? The Westchester nonprofit is looking for the community’s support and donations to help offset the cost of its services, which is being offered free to seniors.
Visit thewpv.org/donate for more information.