Mush! Dog team delivers supplies to elderly residents shut in by virus

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(NPR) A musher is delivering food to homebound seniors in a rural part of Maine to help protect them from the spread of the coronavirus. Hannah Lucas works as a clerk at the Circle K in Caribou.

“I just noticed that there were a lot of people, specifically the elderly, coming in just to buy the milk or eggs, or fruit that we have here,” Lucas says. “And I just wanted to help them minimize leaving their house during this time of a pandemic.”

Lucas moved to Maine from her home state of Virginia roughly two years ago to pursue a life racing Siberian huskies. She bought her house sight-unseen. Now she’s making herself an integral part of the community by delivering food and supplies to a high-risk part of the population — people aging in rural areas.

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