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This Fresno Nurse Is On A Mission To Help Frontline Workers And Local Restaurants At The Same Time

Tali Whelan is a registered nurse. “I have worked the long 12-hour shifts in the past, and so I know how difficult it can be to be on your feet for so long and constantly on the go,” said Whelan. She normally works in a dermatology office, but right now, because it’s not busy, she’s on furlough. So she started a one-woman, local chapter of Front Line Appreciation Group, or FLAG . Whelan collects monetary donations to purchase food from local restaurants and then she passes the food out to healthcare workers across the Valley. She’s delivered to hospitals and clinics from Mendota to Madera. This week, she brought meals to Community Regional Medical Center in downtown Fresno, Clovis Community Hospital, Saint Agnes Medical Center, and United Health Center in Mendota. “A lot of these local hospitals, the healthcare staff are not able to go down to the cafeteria because of the COVID restrictions,” said Whelan. She said those workers can either bring lunch from home, or enjoy a delivery from

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