Heartland volunteers traverse icy roads to deliver meals for Cape Senior Center

Heartland volunteers traverse icy roads to deliver meals for Cape Senior Center

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - Freezing temperatures and icy conditions can be problematic for delivery drivers across the Heartland.

Volunteers for the Cape Senior Center are out and about delivering meals to clients throughout the city, but with icy conditions and slick roads, delivery drivers can have a tough time making it up hazardous conditions.

“Cold weather or no cold weather, us volunteers are going to make sure the meals get out there,” said Senior Center volunteer Jim Day.

He said it’s critical that he gets out for those who can’t, “you’ve got to be careful, take your time, and watch what you’re doing.”

“Some of these side roads can use more attention, and maybe some of the sidewalks. You try to approach some of these houses, it could be a little tough,” he said.

Volunteer Paul Hennrich gave these suggestions to customers waiting for delivery packages.

“If possible, on days like today, if they know somebody and that person can do it safely, it would be nice to you know, if they could clear their sidewalks.”

Day said the city can also help out.

“Some of the side roads can use some more attention and maybe some of the sidewalks,” he said. “‘Cause you try to approach some of these houses and it can be a little tough.”

Hennrich said it’s greatly appreciated when clients also promptly answer their doors when expecting deliveries and put their pets away before they arrive.

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