The outpouring of love and support in our communities over the past few weeks has been so heartwarming and inspiring. We can certainly ask for, and expect, some help from our government, but I truly believe that people helping people is what will get us all through these uncertain times.

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In an effort to help those of us who may not always be able to help themselves, SWIRCA has joined up with the Vanderburgh County Prosecuter's Office to create the Vulnerable Citizens Relief Fund. This will provide household essential goods to residents who, due to age or disability, may have trouble obtaining goods on their own. There are thousands of vulnerable citizens who are at a higher risk of transmission in Vanderburgh County have been instructed to shelter in place. According to SWIRCA officials, hundreds of phone calls are fielded every day and over 3,500 vulnerable citizens in a six-county radius in southwestern Indiana are in need.

SWIRCA is asking for your help in providing the following household items and food.


  • Toilet Paper
  • Bleach
  • Wipes (Disinfecting & Personal)
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Soap (Hand & Body)
  • Paper Towels


  • Canned Goods
  • Canned Meats
  • Protein Bars
  • Pasta
  • Instant Potatoes
  • Peanut Butter
  • Microwaveable meals
  • Shelf-stable snack foods

Beginning Wednesday, April 1st, deliveries can directly to SWIRCA & More, located at 16 W. Virginia Street, every Monday through Friday from 8am-2pm. If you would like to volunteer some of your time, or you want learn more, call the Vulnerable Citizen Relief Hotline at 812-464-7800.

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