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Northeast Times | June 7, 2020

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MEALS ON WHEELS OF TARRANT COUNTY STAFF TAKES THE DRIVER’S SEAT TO HONOR VOLUNTEERS!

MEALS ON WHEELS OF TARRANT COUNTY STAFF TAKES THE DRIVER’S SEAT TO HONOR VOLUNTEERS!

Meals On Wheels of Tarrant County held a Volunteer Appreciation Parade with their staff this week to make up for the cancellation of their originally planned Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon in April. The luncheon is held annually to recognize veteran volunteers with 10 to 40 years of service during National Volunteer Month. However, due to COVID-19, an alternative plan was made to host a parade to share on social media and via email with volunteers.
“There are never enough thanks to give our volunteers or words to express what they mean to Meals On Wheels and the homebound clients that we serve in Tarrant County,” said Sarah Drew-Watson, VP of Volunteer Services. “Our volunteers are truly the backbone and heart of our program. They have risen to the occasion during the COVID-19 crisis and adapted to all the new regulations and safety protocols put in place to keep both them and our clients safe, and that is what has enabled us to continue to deliver hot nutritious meals daily to thousands of clients throughout Tarrant County. Although we can not celebrate with our volunteers in person this year, we are celebrating them every day in our hearts!”
Volunteers reaching these major milestones of service will receive their certificates of recognition and award in the mail this year. In 2019, Meals On Wheels of Tarrant County was able to serve over 4,200 individuals via the help of over 5,200 volunteers. Collectively, volunteers drove approximately 1.2 million miles, delivered approximately 900,000 meals, and donated over 250,000 hours of their time. The staff at Meals On Wheels of Tarrant County is grateful for each and every volunteer and their extraordinary commitment to serving their homebound, elderly and disabled neighbors across Tarrant County.
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