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‘Overwhelming’ support for Rouse

Throughout this COVID-19 pandemic, there have been plenty of signs and applause for front-line workers. Right here at home, however, those caregivers received thanks in the form of care packages donated by a community.

Earlier this month, a quiet effort raised $1,700 for care packages in order to extend thanks to those who are providing assistance day-in and day-out at the Rouse Home.

These staff members have been through it all in the last 11 months. Working to keep residents safe while also fighting back tears in caring for those inflicted by a deadly virus.

As part of the care package, employees received a sample and a recipe for hand scrub, a wish bracelet, some candy and a number of other items. A small token of appreciation that goes a long way with those who have truly been caring for others during this time of uncertainty.

“You feel alone when you’re closed off here for so long,” said Krystal Mummolo, infectious disease nurse at the Rouse. “So many people sick and dying from COVID.

“Going through everything that we did here, the support from the community is very overwhelming.”

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