Save the Children works through pandemic

As many places are reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic, local schools and organizations are continuing to work and provide for the children of the area.  “At a time when almost everything is uncertain and inconsistent, there are people working behind the scenes for others. People that have selflessly and tirelessly stepped up in order to support one of the most vulnerable groups that can’t fend for themselves, our children,” said Delbert Lewis, a Save the Children site coordinator in the Perry County Schools. “My staff and I, along with other Save the Children programs, have worked with different partners like the Salvation Army and Christian Appalachian project to distribute resources for students and their families.” Lewis said that he is grateful for all the school officials and community partners who are working together to help people during this time. “Shella, Helen, Anita, Charlinda, Matilda, Diane F., Diane H., Michelle, Alisha, Rita, Renee and Kim are all working every day to make things better,” said Lewis. “These ladies don’t work from home, they physically come in every day Monday through Friday, wearing PPE and taking the necessary precautions so children can eat. The only thing rivaling their consistency in all of this is their character. They are wonderful people who trade comfort for cause and showcase the essence of essential.”