NASCAR team raises money for tablets to connect nursing homes with families

One of the real tragedies of social distancing, as recommended by the CDC to slow the spread of coronavirus, is the fact that many of those left at a distance have no one by their side. Over-70 Americans are the most susceptible to devastating effects of COVID-19, and many of those reside in nursing homes now locked down and quarantined to prevent outbreaks.

The quarantining, while medically appropriate, has a social cost: many seniors can’t connect with loved ones. A NASCAR team is trying to change that for residents at two facilities in Virginia.

Sunday morning, Wood Brothers Racing devised an innovative charity idea: put up $1,500 toward buying tablets so that residents at Landmark Center and Blue Ridge Therapy Connection in Stuart, Virginia, could connect with family members via video.