This Wednesday, October 23, Arika Atkins and Tim Temples from the Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund presented a check for $5400 to support CAP’s Meals on Wheels program.
Last year, 28,241 meals were delivered to homebound seniors in Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties. The backbone of this program are the volunteers who deliver the meals.
“Frankly, there would be no Meals on Wheels if it weren’t for the volunteers,” said Tammy Davies, manager of CAP’s senior services.
So it was very appropriate that one of the volunteers who deliver the meals received the check on CAP’s behalf. Russ Neely, a retired firefighter, takes food to shut-in seniors every Monday and Wednesday, as well as filling in for other volunteers as needed. An outstanding volunteer, Russ also helps at Help Warehouse, and he and his family have been cooking a meal once a month at Community House for 20 years.
Our sincere thanks to the Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund and to Russ. Both make this service to seniors possible.