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{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=5|imageid=488|displayname=0|float=left}Sheriffs Deputy Sgt. Don Witherspoon said SCAN meets a major need in the county that many local citizens are unaware exists. Par said many local seniors can barely afford to buy food and medications, so the SCAN program helps wherever it can.


Sheriff Terry Ashe started the SCAN program 10 years ago and the local community has been supportive ever since.


Witherspoon said an elderly woman asked them for help and they found she lived alone after her husband had passed away and barely had any food, despite the fact that she loved to cook.


She had no phone, no television, couldnt read or write and is just living in an apartment by herself, Witherspoon said. He added that SCAN bought food and brought it to her home and officers and volunteers continue to check in on the woman.


Another elderly man that SCAN visits regularly has no running water and Witherspoon said even has a dirt floor in part of his home. He uses a wood-burning stove to keep his home warm.


A man in 2012 in Wilson County doesnt have running water and has a dirt floor, Witherspoon noted.


He said the community has been very supportive and said whenever anyone wants to donate food or items for seniors, SCAN will be happy to pick it up.


If you call us, well come get it, he said.


Staff Writer Patrick Hall may be contacted at phall@wilsonpost.com.

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