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October 28, 2020 at 8:31 am #991123
The Iconic Planters “Nutmobile” Stops by Sound Generations in Appreciation for Meals on Wheels Volunteers
The Planters “Nutmobile” has been travelling across the country since the Great Depression to lift spirits, bring smiles, and provide a bit of joy and appreciation for all the great contributions people share with their communities from small towns and large cities alike.
SEATTLE, Wash.- Sound Generations constantly strives to expand services to underserved and marginalized communities. Believing that everyone deserves access, affirms their deep commitment to helping all people, especially low-income and people of color, obtain the services they need while feeling included and respected in a community that affirms aging.
The pandemic has presented disruption to some of its programs and services, but with volunteer support, Sound Generations not only continues, but expands its reach to bring vital services to adults on the aging spectrum through food security, transportation, health and wellness, and assistance services programs.
Sound Generations’ Meals on Wheels (MOW) Program has felt an uptick in meal delivery. Specifically, the West Seattle MOW site currently has 76 active clients and 21 volunteers. They have been averaging around 2307 meals being delivered by volunteers per month (March – Sept.). This represents a 17% increase month over month as compared to 2019. Additionally, this site has taken on 26 new participants since the onset of the pandemic in March. The volunteers have taken on the increased demand for service in stride.
While volunteer support overall is down across the organization, Sound Generations’ MOW program volunteers old and new have been stepping up and showing up to meet the increase demand. Their volunteer’s commitment has never been stronger in meeting the clients’ needs in the face of the ever-evolving coronavirus findings. Simultaneously, they have taken proactive measures to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus amongst themselves and the high-risk population Sound Generations serves. These efforts are to be commended and Planters agrees.
The Planters “Nutmobile” has led them to celebrate this MOW site’s volunteer accomplishments in the face of challenging circumstances. The “Nutmobile has been featured in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and lent its brand to numerous celebrated events from New York’s Time Square to Great Britain. They will be on site at the West Seattle Senior Center located at 4217 SW Oregon St., Seattle, WA 98116 on Wednesday, October 28 from 8:30 AM to11:00 AM. Join Sound Generations as they celebrate the service of volunteers and their commitment to ensure Sound Generations’ programs can continue bringing vital services to older adults at various stages on the aging spectrum.
If you would like more information about this event, please call MOW at 206.448.5767, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Sound Generations is the most comprehensive non-profit serving older adults, disabled persons, and their loved ones in King County. Established in 1967, we support over 54,000 people on their aging journey through community connections and accessible services. Our integrated system of quality programs includes affiliate and community partner sites throughout King County. More than 2,100 volunteers join forces with dedicated staff members to make our work possible and efficient. Learn more at http://www.soundgenerations.org.
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