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COVID-19: Good Samaritan from Kamloops will run your errands

Katrine Simoes is giving back to her community by helping you with your to-do list. (via Facebook)

Are you a senior intimidated by the long lineups at Superstore?

Perhaps you're a mom who can't wrangle your three kids to go to the store and (hopefully) get some TP.

Kamloops resident Katrine Simoes wants to alleviate that stress over spring break. She's offering to run errands for anyone living within city limits.

"I was really upset seeing all the people posting about toilet paper for $100, and this and that. I’m like, 'Oh my goodness, what can I do?'" the local teacher tells KamloopsMatters. "I said, 'I want to be part of the change, as opposed to just being upset.'"

Simoes points to the elderly, who may have to take public transit to buy a particular item.

"They're going to our stores, and the items that they're looking for aren't there," she says. "There are certain times when stores are stocking shelves and they're unable to be there at those times because of their circumstances."

"I think about my grandma," she adds. "What we're doing because of this mass panic... we don't need 10 bags of toilet paper."

Simoes hopes more people will follow her lead, by lending a hand and checking in on their neighbours.

"I've seen the community come together, in September when our school (Parkcrest Elementary) burned down," she says. "People wrapped around us, and helped us. ... We need to come together and support each other."

If you would like Simoes to run an errand for you, you can email her at The offer stands until the end of spring break.

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