If you are feeling alone, disconnected or just need help with errands because normal daily life has been upended by the coronavirus, the El Reno Ministerial Alliance wants to hear from you.
Pastor Allen Carson of Wesley United Methodist Church said several members of the Ministerial Alliance have joined to create a hotline for those impacted by the virus outbreak.
Carson said because many people, especially the elderly, are forced to remain in their homes, they may feel alone and need someone to talk with.
From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, a member of the Ministerial Alliance Hotline will answer when the phone rings.
Volunteers, many from Russell-Murray Hospice, will also be available to run errands for those who are self-quarantined. Whether it’s to the pharmacy to pick up a prescription or to the store for eggs and toilet paper, if they can be found, the errands will be run by these volunteers.
“We often help people in need of vouchers for utility bills or if they are in need of gas or a motel room,” Carson said. He said the hotline is a way to help those who either need a comforting word or an errand run.
“Or simply just someone to talk with.”
Carson said a cell phone was purchased and each day it’s handed off to a different minister. The number is 405-229-7478.