TMSG: Newspaper Deliveryman Has Made 500 Grocery Runs For Seniors
Newspaper deliveryman Greg Dailey has been going above and beyond his normal newspaper duties during the coronavirus pandemic. Over the last two months, Dailey has made 500 grocery runs and counting for senior citizens living hear his home in New Jersey.
The 50-year-old began making the trips when an 88-year-old customer asked him to throw her newspaper closer to her garage when he was making his delivery rounds. A few days later, Dailey realized that if the woman needed help with her newspaper, she probably needed help with other things not at her house. So he approached her to ask if he could go shopping for her. After she accepted, the woman asked Dailey if he could also help a neighbor across the street.
Dailey told CNN, "I deliver [newspapers] to 450 customers who live in senior developments. These are two people who live within a hundred feet of each other who can't get out to get groceries. What about the rest of them?"
So then Dailey included a note in his newspapers offering to pick up goods from the store for anyone who needed assistance, all free of charge. Since the initial notes went out, Dailey expanded his help to people outside of his newspaper delivery route and he's helped more than 120 seniors with the help of his 24-year-old daughter Erin.