Meals on Wheels coordinator thanks volunteers
Friday, April 11, 2014 10:00 PM
There are not enough superlatives in the English language to thank the volunteers who kept the Meals on Wheels program rolling this winter, one of the coldest and snowiest on record.
Sue Rickett and her crew headed out early on the bitterly cold days to get meals packaged for delivery.
Drivers negotiated slick streets, snow-covered sidewalks, steps and porches to reach the 60+ clients waiting for a hot meal. Five pairs of drivers deliver daily. Thanks to 12 local churches, Wabash College Retirees, Kiwanis and a corps of individual volunteers, the routes were covered regularly.
Jim Sexton had the job of finding substitute drivers when a scheduled driver couldn't drive. Bob Rogers negotiated slick streets whenever he needed to add driving directions for a new client.
The kitchen staff at the hospital cooperated cheerfully.
The clients, too, were understanding and patient when the service had to be cancelled on the extremely bad days.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, to all who helped in any way!
Meals on Wheels is such a vital service to our community. Starting with 14 clients in 1969, the program now serves over 60 clients. There is always a need for volunteers. To volunteer call Isobel Arvin, 362-6226.
Meals on Wheels Coordinator