GREENFIELD — With Thanksgiving as its centerpiece, November is a wonderful time to be thankful. And with the sudden arrival of frigid weather this week, the appreciation for our dedicated volunteers in braving the cold to hand-deliver fresh meals is beyond words.
Meals on Wheels of Hancock County took the time to thank our volunteers on social media this week as the snow fell and roads froze. On Tuesday, Nov. 12, we acknowledged the importance of their dedication, especially in cold weather.
"You know what was awesome about today? The snow and two-hour delays didn't stop our dedicated team of volunteers from ensuring that more than 40 folks — who may not have been able to get out in the frigid weather — received meals today. Made fresh, delivered right to their doorsteps. Thanks a million!"
The next day, on World Kindness Day, when the temps dipped to single digits in the morning, we gave our volunteers a shout-out for helping their fellow Hancock County neighbors.
"It’s #WorldKindnessDay, and our volunteers are sharing the love by delivering meals in freezing temps to 54 folks today. Many home-bound neighbors also need their sidewalks shoveled or their homes winterized. Just a few ideas to help make the world a better place today!"
At Meals on Wheels of Hancock County, one of our favorite sayings is, "Our volunteers are the wheels on our machine." They make our wheels turn. Our volunteers are the reason we can do what we do every day, throughout the county. Through local volunteerism, we can help community members maintain independent lifestyles through the delivery of nutritious meals, in accordance with prescribed dietary needs, and provide a point of personal contact with the community.
In October, we highlighted our volunteers with our annual appreciation breakfast. We recognized multiple years of service, and presented the Jill Carr Community Engagement Award to Bradley United Methodist Church, and the Bob Glazier Award to Jeannie Roberts. These volunteers go above and beyond for us, and we truly appreciate them, and all of our volunteers, staff and board, for helping fight hunger in Hancock County.
The Greenfield Daily Reporter recently reported on the event. Read the story by clicking here.