Meals on Wheels
After an 87-year-old widow was scammed out of insurance money to pay for a roof repair, two organizations step in to help her.
Volunteers at Tarrant County Meals on Wheels say they see the same scene play itself out almost every summer: an elderly person suffering through unimaginable heat in their home
An agency that helps provide meals to the elderly is itself in need of help. Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County is dealing with a critical shortage of funds. Executive Director Carla Jutson said state and federal budget cuts created a $400,000 shortfall.
Among other programs looking at across the board cuts, the federally-funded Meals on Wheels program could see a cut to services as the government sequester begins to take effect later this month.
Organizers with Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County say their situation has become critical. The non-profit has a shortage of volunteers to deliver food to the elderly, sick and shut-in.
Thousands of homebound North Texans are unable to get out to see friends and family this Thanksgiving. But their holiday will be made a little brighter thanks to the generosity of volunteers with Meals on Wheels.
It’s one week before Thanksgiving but a North Texas third grader is already giving thanks.
Volunteers with Meals on Wheels are keeping an eye on clients during the extreme North Texas heat. The Good Samaritans are not only delivering meals but also looking out for the safety of elderly and homebound individuals.
The Tarrant County chapter of Meals on Wheels will be unable to deliver food to clients on Monday after a copper theft has shut off power to their facilities.
They help out the homebound and hungry every day, but Tarrant County’s ‘Meals On Wheels’ is desperate for volunteers to help deliver food to those in need.
One Tarrant County non-profit organization is in “dire” need of volunteers.
As temperatures hit the triple-digits, one company is donating to Meals on Wheels, and ensuring that drivers can deliver food to the elderly.