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On January 11th a newsletter was sent with Robbie ter Kuile's appeal to fellow Polk NC Dems to participate in the Meals on Wheels program. POLK NC DEMS RESPONDED! As a result there are now 12 volunteers who are delivering hot meals to our seniors in Columbus every Wednesday.
Chris Reynolds coordinated the submission of an article (see it here) to the Tryon Daily Bulletin that was published online on February 21st and in-print on February 20th. The content of the article is reproduced below.
When our local Meals On Wheels program put out the call for volunteers, the Polk County Democrats formed a team to help. Under the coordination of Robbie ter Kuile, 12 members deliver hot meals to our seniors in the Columbus area every Wednesday, plus other days as needed. Ms. ter Kuile has been helping our community for years, and commented on her Meals-On-Wheels experience:
“As a driver for Meals On Wheels, we don’t just deliver a hot meal, our visits also serve as a wellness check. One client asked that we enter her house through her garage, since she had difficulty walking and couldn’t easily come to the door. One winter day, I entered her garage and found her sitting on the step that led into her house. “What are you doing in the garage?” I asked. She told me that she’d fallen and couldn’t get up. So she crawled into the garage and waited for the Meals On Wheels volunteer to come and help her. As a driver for Meals on Wheels for almost nine years, I’ve received smiles, hugs and blessings. I’m grateful to be able to provide this needed service in Polk County.”
Many thanks to Robbie, the volunteers and Gail Dyer, Nutrition Coordinator at the Senior Center for helping our neighbors! Anyone interested in helping deliver meals, please call (828) 894-0001 to volunteer.
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