This morning, one of our drivers was unable to get a client to answer the door. He could hear the television, but the door was locked. We called the client's emergency contact, who was unable to go check on him. Our next step was to call 911 and request a wellness check. They just called back to let us know that they had made entry to the house, and found the client on the floor in the kitchen. He is conscious, and is being transported to the hospital. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
When people ask me what difference our program makes, I tell them Meals on Wheels of Durham changes lives.The daily visit by a Meals on Wheels volunteer is just as important as the food they bring. For many clients our volunteer’s delivery may be their only contact with another individual in a day. We bring comfort, dignity and the knowledge someone cares. For their families, the knowledge that a volunteer checks in on a regular basis is reassurance that their family member is okay.
This is what we do. This is what our volunteers make happen. Join us.