You are the reason seniors and disabled neighbors are receiving more than a meal year round. We love all of our volunteers and couldn't do what we do without you! We'll be doing our best to showcase a volunteer every month!
Our March Volunteer of the Month is Maria Miller! Maria volunteers as a meal delivery driver and has been delivering since 2020. She enjoys helping our older and disabled neighbors because "I know if I don't help make meal deliveries, many seniors will go hungry." She says, "the food that Meals on Wheels provides is essential to them." Maria's favorite part of volunteering is "interacting with the MOW clients. Most are homebound, so they only regularly see or interact with a few people. They are always so happy and appreciative whenever I stop by." We appreciate you, Maria, for helping deliver more than a meal! Dedicated volunteers like Maria have made it possible to ensure that our clients receive proper nutrition. Thank you, Maria, for helping to deliver much more than a meal!
Our February Volunteer of the Month is Mark Fisher! Mark volunteers as a meal delivery driver and has been delivering for nine months. He enjoys helping our older and disabled neighbors because "after retiring, I wanted to volunteer my time to a worthy cause. My mother used to receive Meals on Wheels, so I was eager to join the ranks." After some time volunteering, Mark says, "it's nice to get to know my regular clients. It's a chance for them to talk with someone and get a delicious meal."
Dedicated volunteers like Mark have made it possible to ensure that our clients receive proper nutrition. Thank you, Mark, for helping to deliver much more than a meal!
Our January Volunteer of the Month is Cynthia "Cindy" Dassing! Cindy has been helping deliver more than a meal for ten months. She enjoys helping our older and disabled neighbors because "it means a lot to me to be able to help someone else—especially if they really need the help." She first became aware of Meals on Wheels through her parents, who had done some meal delivery before.
"I enjoy helping where I can, as I really feel blessed and have a need to give something of myself to those who are less fortunate."
Dedicated volunteers like Cindy have made it possible to ensure that our clients receive proper nutrition. Thank you, Cindy, for helping to deliver much more than a meal!
For December, our volunteers of the month are Sheryl and Dale Campbell! This husband and wife duo have been delivering together for 3 years. They enjoy helping our older and disabled neighbors! The "smiles and thank you after each delivery make it worthwhile."
Dedicated volunteers like Sherly and Dale have made it possible to ensure that our clients receive proper nutrition. Thank you, Sheryl and Dale, for helping to deliver much more than a meal!
For November, our volunteer of the month is Natasha Korri! Natasha has been delivering for AniMeals since December 2021! Dedicated volunteers like Natasha have made it possible to ensure that both the client and their furry companions are healthy and receiving proper nutrition from appropriate food sources.
Natasha volunteers because she wants to make sure our client's pets get their food too. Her favorite part is seeing the cats or dogs when they get to the home and the smiles on the owner's faces. Thank you, Natasha, for helping to deliver much more than a meal!
For the month of October, our volunteer of the month is Richard Chadick! Richard has been delivering more than a meal since 2007! It's dedicated volunteers like Richard that have made it possible to provide nourishment, independence, and care to our older and disabled neighbors for almost 45 years!
Richard volunteers to honor the memory of his wife and mother who both passed in 2006. Thank you, Richard, for helping to deliver much more than a meal!
The volunteer of the month for September is The Reddix Center, a public school within Northside Independent School District that focuses on transition skills for Young Adults with special needs! The Reddix Center has partnered with Meals on Wheels San Antonio for over ten years with their team of adult students and staff from the school focusing on meal delivery.
Their principal says, "We teach our Young Adults to volunteer so they have a connection to their community. Volunteering for some of our Young Adults gives them purpose and a place in their community. It not only teaches them how to give back to their community but also teaches the community that our Young Adult Students have the ABILITY to contribute and give back."
She continues, "Seeing homebound individuals interacting with our Adult Students and vice versa is the best part of volunteering, along with the realization from our Young Adults that they CAN give back to their community."
Thank you, Reddix Center, for helping to deliver more than a meal!
A huge thank you to volunteers Allen Lu, Kent Ingram, and Will McBride! They went above and beyond to help serve up some fierce fashion in the Taylor'd for You Fashion Show on Saturday, July 24. This is just a sneak peek of the fun you'll get to see!
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Here's a video of Dustin and Mr. Odell that makes us smile...
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