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Teens' free errand service looking for seniors

Charles Jiang and Salma Mohideen recently started Claremont Fresh, a free service connecting volunteers with Claremont residents who are in need of assistance with grocery shopping or running errands The pair are still looking for more Claremonters in need of a hand and those who want to be errand runners.

The organization has three goals: to ensure the well-being of our community, to protect the safety and health of our senior citizens and other residents who are at higher risk for complications from COVID-19, and to mitigate the spread of the virus by decreasing the number of people in grocery stores.

“Honestly, for us, we just manage our time very strategically. Both of us have a lot on our plate, but because we both care so much about our community and helping those who are less fortunate and privileged than us, it is very important to us; so we do find the time and dedicate the time to it,” Charles said.

Claremont Fresh has been doing well, but there is still room for growth. The pair are pouring numerous hours into marketing and advertising the group.

“We do hope to have more requests because we know the need for grocery delivery assistance and help for running errands is there, we just need to be able to reach those people,” Charles said.

For information about services, email claremontfresh@gmail.com or visit www.claremontfresh.org.

Charles and Salma also run the free online coding school, Easy Code 4 Kids, which offers several courses on an ongoing basis, including coding for kids with autism.

To sign up for an Easy Code 4 Kids class, visit http://easycode4kids.com.

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