A lot of volunteers keeps the Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana rolling along and all of them are to be honored at a luncheon at at the Avalon Manor, Merrillville, on Wednesday, April 23,2014.
The organization's website says more than 30 volunteers will be recognized with the Presidential Bronze Service Award for adult volunteers who contribute more than 100 hours per year to Meals on Wheels.Â Two recipients will receive the silver award for 250 hours of service from the previous year.Â This award consists of a personalized certificate, a letter signed by President Barack Obama, and a pin signifying their achievements, according to the organization.
“In addition to individuals, three corporate/civic volunteers will receive their plaques for 5, 15 and 20 years of service to Meals on Wheels,” said Joan Vith, Volunteer Manager.Â “We could not deliver our meals without the generous support of community and civic organizations.Â Â This year, The Women’s Service League, which delivers in our Dyer/Schererville area will be recognized for their 5 years of volunteering.Â The Hammond Marina, will receive a recognition for their 15 years of service to our Whiting community; and Centier Bank will be recognized for their 20 years of assisting us in delivering meals throughout Northwest Indiana.”
Established in 1977, Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana is a community based and volunteer driven not-for-profit agency. Meals on Wheels provides nutritious meals to the homebound elderly, ill, disabled, senior sites and to children in daycare centers throughout Lake County. For more information visit: Â www.mealsonwheelsnwindiana.org