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BY: Neil McNamara, Milford Patch, January 28, 2022

MILFORD, MA — Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis made a trip to the Milford Senior Center this week, dropping off a care package with supplies to guard against COVID-19.

Sheriff Lew Evangelidis and the WCSO Community Outreach Team visited the Milford Senior Center on Jan. 25 to deliver care packages filled with personal protective equipment (PPE) and other items to help the senior community stay healthy and safe through the rise in COVID-19 cases and the long winter ahead.

“Ensuring the safety of our seniors is always a top priority and when we heard there was a growing need within the senior centers for PPE and other supplies, we knew it was time to act,” Evangelidis said. “We’re just a part of this community looking out for each other — like so many others.”

This is the Sheriff’s Office second year, and fourth round, of PPE distribution. Care packages include hand sanitizer, mask, file of life cards, and free house number sign-ups.

“I can honestly say, the Sheriff’s Office has always stepped up for us,” said Susan Clark, Milford Senior Center Director. “Whenever we need anything they come right out. I enjoy our partnership and I appreciate everything they do for us.”

By the end distribution, the Sheriff’s Office will deliver PPE to all 60 senior centers in Worcester County for the fourth time since the onset of the pandemic.