As my mother aged, I admired the determination she had to live out her later years in her own home. It’s a desire many seniors have, but one that not all can realize.
However, many of our frail, elderly neighbors are able to remain in their homes when they have access to support services such as Meals on Wheels of RI’s Home-Delivered Meal Program.
I joined the board of directors of Meals on Wheels of RI seven years ago to help the organization carry out its mission of providing these seniors the assistance they need to stay living independently.
Today, I want to thank you—all our friends and supporters—for allowing me to be a part of helping those seniors stay healthy, and age with dignity and independence. All of us at Meals on Wheels of RI—our board members, our office team, our volunteers—are deeply committed to bettering the health and lives of our homebound clients.
But, it is your generosity that allows us to carry out our very important mission. Without you, we wouldn’t be able to deliver the lunchtime meals that our clients count on to stay healthy or the daily safety checks that in many cases have saved lives.
Every dollar you trust us with goes toward providing for an in-need, homebound Rhode Islander, and we are forever thankful to be considered in your charitable giving.
As I again thank you for your confidence in our work, I hope you will consider enabling us to help even more of our vulnerable senior neighbors. Together, we will continue to ensure that the Rhode Islanders who need us are well-nourished and safe.
Meals on Wheels of RI Chairman of the Board