Dothan native, medical student serving locals through errand program

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN)— Juhi Shah, a Dothan native and first year med student at TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine in Fort Worth Texas has created a volunteer errand service called ‘ A Helping Hand – COVID-19.

It is a way to help those who would be safer inside during the pandemic.

“Essentially it’s where you can request any errand that needs to be done,” Volunteer Juhi Shah said. “This is mainly for people who are immunocompromised, elderly, and pregnant women. Essentially anyone who shouldn’t really be going out and about.”

To sign-up, go to Facebook.com and search for a helping hand Covid-19 errand services by Juhi Shah. Once there, scroll down the page and find the forms link. Click that, and it’ll take you to a google sign-in. Once signed in there will be a form for delivery request, and Juhi will try to have it delivered within the week.

As of now, Juhi is the only one running these errands, but she’s looking for volunteers which can contact her through the Facebook page. What about the hours? What time of day is this service running?

“Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3 to 5 p.m,” Shah said. “So, I’ll bundle-up all the requests and get them done within those two hours.”

Shah can only do those hours and days because of class, however, she will increase those hours and days if more volunteers show up.

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