90-year-old rounding up Salvation Army funds to help those in need

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Plenty of help comes from Prairie Creek activities director Taryn Siemonsma-Garry, who sends out both nightly and weekly newsletters and e-mails to the 150 residents in both “The Lodge” — the apartment building where Egan lives — and nearby the senior independent living twin homes on the Prairie Creek campus in southwest Sioux Falls.

”I take somebody with me to deliver, so (donors) know it really got there and I didn’t have a party on them,” Egan said.

”Jane is such a joy to have here,” Prairie Creek Activity Director Tarn Siemonsma-Garry said. “She brings life. She brings commentary. She’s just great to have a conversation with, have some laughs with. I think Jane has a very helping hand and wants to help people in the community.”

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