CASA reaches out to elderly in wake of storms

MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - Care Assurance System for the Aging and Homebound (CASA) is collecting donations for the elderly. Volunteers and staff members have been calling clients all week making sure they all made it through the storms safely. They have dozens of diabetic clients who need refrigeration for insulin, so those clients were a special concern considering the power outage.

Wednesday workers began loading vans with bags of food to carry to clients.

"We go and check the clients and see how they're doing and see if they need something," said Anna Rodes, a CASA employee and Registered Nurse.

Clients like Dalton and Faye Fanning, who lost power in the storms, said they appreciate the donations from CASA. They were without power for almost a week. The Fannings said no one had called them or come to check on them since the storms hit.

Thanks to CASA and donations from the community, the Fannings and many other CASA clients now they have a bag full of food and a supply of bottled water. CASA said they couldn't do it without the help of community volunteers and donors.

CASA is still accepting donations for their elderly and homebound clients. They request the following items be delivered to their headquarters at 701 Andrew Jackson Way in Huntsville.

  • Gift cards: Wal-Mart, Kroger
    • $25 increments are best
  • Nonperishable food
    • Low sodium canned items
    • No sugar added items
    • Easy to open cans (pop top lids)
  • Adult undergarments: (ex. Depends®)
    • Style: Pull-ups or tab type
    • Sizes: Large & X-Large
  • Liquid nutritional drinks: (ex. Ensure®, Glucerna®)
  • Paper products: (paper towels, Kleenexâ, toilet paper)
  • Cleaning supplies: (laundry detergent, hand soap, etc)
  • Personal care products: (shampoo, deodorant, etc.)

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