“Meals on Wheels is such a blessing to me. The volunteers are sometimes the only people I see through the week. It is so nice to have someone to talk to. I look forward to all my meals.” – Ilene, age 87.
Pickens County Meals on Wheels serves hot, noontime weekday meals to the homebound living along 22 routes in Pickens County. Our team of compassionate volunteers is what makes Meals on Wheels special!
Dear Friend of Meals on Wheels,
It was sixty-eight years after his discharge from the United States Army that Mr. Jamison, a WWII veteran, returned home to a hero’s welcome. Among the hundreds lining the tarmac to greet the 500th Honor Flight, were Pickens County Meals on Wheels’ volunteers Drea Edens and her three children Joshua (8), Daniel (6) and Hope (5).
“That was so cool! I have never stood beside a hero before!” – Daniel Edens
At our next delivery, Mr. Jamison was more than willing to share both his WWII and Honor Flight experience with us. Hearing him recount his military service was priceless. A piece of living history, he gave my children an experience you cannot get from a history book. It was obvious that his journey was a very emotional one. It is an honor to be of service to a true American Hero.
At 92, Mr. Jamison does not see well and can no longer drive. Like many seniors, he lives on a fixed income. With little family support, he relies on a neighbor to get the groceries and medicine he needs to manage his high blood pressure, diabetes and severe neuropathy. He uses a cane for support as he slowly moves around his house and a motorized scooter when he goes out for frequent doctor’s appointments. Mr. Jamison appreciates his meals and looks forward to the daily visits from Meals on Wheels volunteers, especially the children.
Over thirty-four percent of Meals on Wheels clients are over the age of 85, making them part of America’s “Greatest Generation.” Now, as they face issues brought on by aging and illness, they are fighting for a different kind of freedom – the freedom to continue living independently and in their own homes.
You can be an ally in their journey. Your gift, of any amount, will secure the future of this invaluable public service– a service that helps hundreds of seniors maintain their nutritional health, independence and quality of life.
Please join with the Edens’ family by making your donation today. Your gift, of any size, will demonstrate your commitment to ensuring Pickens County is a place where we can ALL live, work, raise our families, retire and age knowing that we are not a burden, but a valued member of our community for as long as we live. Thank you.
Meta Bowers Drea Edens and Family
Executive Director PCMOW Volunteers
P.S. Every day the need for Meals on Wheels grows– you can help make your gift today.