One Trigg County Pennyrile Allied Community Service-Retired/Senior Volunteer Program volunteer knew she could help people to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A retired nurse and a member of the Trigg County Hospital Auxiliary, Margaret Wadley normally takes time each month to make teddy bears for children who are patients at the hospital. Instead of making teddy bears, she decided she would make masks for the community.

Wadley made more than 60 masks that were distributed both locally and as far away as Kansas and Michigan. Forty masks were given to Trigg County RSVP for distribution to the Trigg County Senior Center volunteers, Helping Hands Food Pantry and Bargain Barn volunteers. Another 20 were mailed to a clinic in Kansas, several more to family members in Michigan and friends here in the Cadiz/Trigg County area.

Wadley is just one example of an RSVP volunteer using her skills, abilities and resources to make a difference for others during the pandemic. Several PACS-RSVP volunteers are serving at the Helping Hands Food Pantry, delivering meals for the Trigg County Senior Center and making phone calls from home to check on local shut-ins, according to a release.

To learn more about PACS-RSVP or to become an RSVP volunteer, contact Sandy at 270-987-2475 or email

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