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AARP members prepare blizzard boxes for Eastern Panhandle seniors


The Journal

MARTINSBURG, W.Va.  — Members of the Martinsburg chapter of the AARP will be delivering Christmas to area seniors early this year.

Members of the Martinsburg AARP chapter prepare blizzard boxes at the Berkeley Senior Services Center Wednesday.
(Journal photo by Adranisha Stephens)

Members hand-prepared “blizzard boxes” Wednesday at the Berkeley Services Senior Center.

According to Gloria Young, president of the Martinsburg/Berkeley County AARP Chapter, in West Virginia, many seniors rely on daily home-delivered meals for nutritional needs. The idea of a blizzard box is to provide those seniors with an emergency food supply when inclement weather prevents normal food delivery.

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