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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – More than 120 members of the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department came together for its second annual Day of Caring for Visiting Nurses Association Meals on Wheels.

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Personnel throughout DFR, including Executive Assistant Chief, Fernando Gray, hit the streets Thursday morning to deliver approximately 650 meals, perform smoke alarm checks and installations (if necessary) and provide fire education materials to Meals on Wheels clients.

Executive Assistant Chief, Fernando Gray helps with VNR Meals on Wheels (courtesy: DFR)

Executive Assistant Chief, Fernando Gray helps with VNR Meals on Wheels (courtesy: DFR)

For every route delivered by volunteers, the money saved from not hiring a delivery driver helps VNA Meals on Wheels feed another hungry citizen for a week.

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DFW called it “an honor and a privilege to be part of this effort and we look forward to building upon this year’s efforts.”

The VNA is a non-profit organization, established in 1934, to help the elderly age independently in the comfort of their homes.  family and friends.

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DFR and VNA Meals on Wheels (courtesy: DFR)

DFR and VNA Meals on Wheels (courtesy: DFR)

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