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    Editor,

    As you all know, times are tough for everyone — very tough. It’s very hard to mentally process all of these tragic events that have been happening in our world in the past month.

    There was a post by Moab Coronavirus Updates about the senior citizens of Grand County going through their own difficult times due to the isolation and the feelings and emotions that come with it that they are facing right now. This group has asked the community as a favor to make cards and letters for them.

    With this being said, the newly created Moab United Facebook page would like to encourage the community to come together and do exactly that! We want to show the senior citizens of this town how much we care about them by writing them positive notes during a negative time. This would put smiles on their faces and bring happiness to a great number of all of our seniors in Moab.

    There are three senior center locations in Moab that we are targeting. Grand Center, Canyonlands Care Center and Rockridge Senior Housing.

    In approximate numbers, the Grand Center has 210 seniors, Canyonlands has 30, and Rockridge has 35. Our goal is to make sure each senior citizen gets one, meaning that we would have to make at least 275 cards and letters.

    Please put your card or letter of encouragement in an envelope. Then, from 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 24, the Moab United team will collect your envelopes in the Walker Drug parking lot. We will deliver the cards and letters the very next day.

    Your envelope will be delivered to a random senior, in hopes of giving them a smile and brighten their day! We want to gather them all at once so that each senior is guaranteed an envelope at the same time.

    We love our senior citizens of Moab.

    — Nickie Herring
    Moab

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