A good Samaritan in West Chester wants to lend elders a helping hand during the pandemic

Antionette Lee
March 28, 2020 - 7:35 pm

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A young woman who noticed a problem in West Chester amid the coronavirus pandemic is now reaching out to her community to do something about it.

While making her own store runs, Juliana Bowland noticed something.

“I was noticing that a lot of elders were still in the grocery stores and I kind of felt bad about that. So, I figured I would just reach out to the community and see if anybody knew of anybody who needed help getting groceries or if they knew of a way for me to kind of spread the word about offering this service,” Bowland said. 

Elders and immunocompromised people are at high risk for severe illness if they contract the coronavirus. 

Bowland said she’s a healthy 23-year-old graduate student who lives alone. So she’s stepping up to help anyone in that group get the groceries they need so they can stay home. 

And she’ll even deliver.  

“My dad was really happy that I did it. I haven’t told my mom yet. Both my parents raised me to kind of be a server, to serve other people as much as possible. So he was super proud of me, I think my mom would be proud but also kind of concerned,” she said. 

If you’re in the West Chester area and are in need of assistance or if you would like to help out as well, you can contact Juliana Bowland on Facebook.