Mukwonago woman helps senior get groceries, now asking others to join 'Adopt a Senior' group

Posted at 8:35 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 23:34:49-04

HARTLAND — A Mukwonago woman's small gesture of kindness turns into a mission to help seniors affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Morgan Ferrari was scrolling through the online community page Nextdoor and found out a Hartford woman had no family around to help and no way to do a quick grocery run.

"There was a woman who tried ordering groceries, but they weren't going to come for five days, and one of the items she really needed was oatmeal. And they were out of stock at the store," said Ferrari.

She decided to grab some oatmeal and a few other items and dropped them off at Donna Bell's doorstep. They had never even met.

"She lives alone," said Ferrari.

"I lost my husband, brother, and daughter all within months of each other," said Bell.

Ferrari knew there must be other seniors like Donna, so this week she started a Facebook group "Lake Country Adopt a Senior."

It wasn't long before nearly 200 people were volunteering to help. Now the employees at Ferrari's business are All Seasons are working to match those volunteers with local seniors.

In the meantime, Ferrari made a promise to Bell.

"We committed to bringing her a fish fry every for the month of April. It's just something a little bit different," said Ferrari.

Ferrari and her son made good on that promise.

"It's so gracious and so wonderful. I can't thank you enough," said Bell.

Ferrari is hoping if people know a senior who needs help, they get in touch with their Facebook group or call her business All Seasons Facility Maintenance at (855) 557-3276.

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