The weather had been ‘iffy’ right up until the night before, but the morning of March 21st could not have been more perfect as we welcomed community leaders to join our regularly scheduled volunteers to deliver their meal routes and learn more about Meals on Wheels of Greater Lynchburg!
Lynchburg Police and Fire Chief, City Council, and business leaders took their time; and even Southpaw, the Hillcats’ mascot, got into the spirit as he joined Board Member and volunteer driver Bob Day and Hillcats Director of Sales Matt Klein in deliveries!
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WSET’s Noreen Turyn joined volunteer driver and former Board Member Jean Yates on another route. Noreen is a ‘veteran’ driver herself, having participated almost every year!
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Our meal recipients are most grateful for the support they see when area leaders get involved. It is our hope that by proudly and publicly modeling this form of community service, these individuals will become more effective advocates for Meals on Wheels, and inspire others to act!
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
The Tax-Aide Program offers free tax preparation help to anyone, but especially lower-income and older taxpayers who cannot afford a paid tax preparation service. The program is nation-wide and is co-sponsored by the IRS and AARP.
Tax-Aide volunteers are simply neighbors helping neighbors. They undergo training and IRS certification every year. They provide personal attention to each client while completing and electronically filing both federal and state returns.
This service is free and there are no age or income restrictions. You do not have to be a member of AARP to use this service. It is available in Lynchburg at the Main Library and the Templeton Senior Center. It is also available in Bedford and Danville at their libraries.
Although this service is not advertised, it will complete over 2500 returns this year in the Lynchburg region.
Let’s Do Lunch was offered this summer and so many people enjoyed Jersey Mike’s lunches at work, meetings and maybe even a picnic in the park. Since its inception in November 2012, Let’s Do Lunch has provided 3,716 meals to the homebound in this community. Thank you so much to everyone who bought a lunch for themselves and paid for a lunch for someone in need! Coming again November 4-7, 2014.