A Tulsa woman has committed herself to donating to the elderly at Southern Hills Retirement Community in response to the pandemic.
In hopes of brightening up their day, Kimber Oppelt said her goal is to provide a card with a positive message for residents at the center.
“I think everything has made us look and find out what matters and what doesn’t matter,” Oppelt said.
Oppelt said making sure the elderly are taken care of is what she’s found to be meaningful as COVID-19 has isolated them from family and friends during these uncertain times.
“When COVID started spreading and everything started shutting down, it was just heart breaking to see the elderly people not have any family to visit,” Oppelt said.
It started on Mother’s Day when Oppelt felt a tug on her heart to make sure the older folks at Southern Hills Retirement Community were not forgotten.
“Provided them with handwritten cards and some gifts and crossword puzzles that people helped to give,” Oppelt said.
However, she commits herself to this act of kindness every month by providing the retirement center with everything from food and drinks, to soap and hand sanitizers.
She would soon fill folks in on social media by creating her own Facebook group dedicated to encouraging others to get involved in giving to the elderly.
Oppelt hopes to build up enough interest to encourage people to do what she’s doing.
If you would like to get involved, visit the Facebook page here.