2019 Rogers Scholar Meghan Ratliff of Paintsville recently donated items to Paintsville Pediatrics and the Johnson Central Family Resources Youth Services Center (FRYSC) to help some of those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

She donated three different types of bags: 12 blessing bags with food and other necessities; 12 hygiene bags with shampoo, soap, etc.; and 12 boredom bags for small kids. Some bags went to help healthcare workers at Paintsville Pediatrics and others went to the FRYSC, which were taken on the school meal delivery routes for the kids that needed them the most.

“During this uncertain time, many people are losing their jobs and unemployment is delayed. For many low-income families, this is crushing. I’m glad to be able to help out,” Ratliff said.

Each graduate of The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars program is required to complete a community service project. For more information about Rogers Scholars, visit www.centeryouthprograms.com.