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Coming Sunday: Vaccinated and volunteering

Volunteers are often older individuals, a demographic most at risk of dying from COVID-19 complications, so many seniors may be choosing not to volunteer rather than risk being infected by public contact and developing the potentially fatal respiratory disease.

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Kelli Plemel (right) hands a bag of items to Common Goods store manager Danell Eggert as a donation Wednesday, June 17, at the Common Goods in Baxter. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch

Nonprofits that relied on the help of volunteers to deliver services and products to Brainerd lakes area residents had to do without some seniors’ help at the start of the pandemic.

Learn if local nonprofits are still shorthanded or whether vaccinated seniors have resumed lending a helping hand in Sunday’s story by Frank Lee.

Related Topics: NONPROFITSCOVID-19 VACCINE
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