Unprecedented times call for extraordinary measures — and Narrogin local Sharna Odlin is making time to give a helping hand to anyone in need during the COVID-19 crisis. The compassionate local posted a message to the public on Facebook last Wednesday offering to help with transport or supplies during this “pandemic panic season”. “As some of you are probably aware, not everyone in town has means of transport or people who can assist them,” she said. “If this is you, then please message me on Facebook and let me know if you need supplies to be picked up, a lift down to the chemist to pick up prescription medicine or if you’re running low on something and can’t get any in town, I’m happy to share supplies with you.” Ms Odlin said she felt the need to offer her help. “Personally, I know a lot of people in town who don’t have cars or any means of transport,” she said. “A lot of our population in town are elderly and with the elderly being at high risk, they might be taking more precautions by not going into populated areas like the shops, so mostly I wanted to do it because locally I know a lot of people who could do with the help.” Ms Odlin has been the Narrogin Motel office manager for about seven years and said her boss welcomed her initiative. “Because I live in town, my boss is pretty flexible about letting me go to the shops whenever I’ve had someone call or message me saying they could do with some milk or something,” she said. “I’m one of those people who, when something is on special or half price, I get lots of it, so well before the pandemic I had a few hand soaps,” she said. “There are people now who are struggling to get soap, they’ve got kids at home and obviously hygiene is key to keeping this thing at bay, so not being able to get hand soap has been an issue for them. I’ve got some spares I’m happy to share.” She has helped a few people and their families so far. “One lady didn’t have means of transport to get to the shops and needed some baby formula for her six-month-old, so I went down and grabbed some,” she said. “Another gentleman out of town, he’s in lockdown with his wife, and wanted milk pretty desperately. “I’m also co-ordinating with another lady who has said if she can’t find hand soap she’ll contact me and let me know if she needs it because she’s got two little kids under the age of 10 at home and is running low on soap. “I hope to do this as long as I possibly can. If I start feeling unwell I’ll stop because I don’t want to put anyone at risk.” Members of the Narrogin community and surrounding districts can contact Sharna on 9881 1660.