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Volunteer of the Month - October: Jay Wilcox

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What brought you to CES? I was a Dentist for many years and recently retired. Mt. Olivet has a group that comes to help the Home Delivery (HD) program, of which I have been a part. About one year ago, I began to help HD as the delivery driver on several Mondays and Wednesdays a month as well as packing pet food for Ani-Meals, a pet food distribution.

What keeps you coming back? Basically, I go home thankful for what I have. It has been enlightening; when I see the callousness of others towards those in need, I am grateful to be able to make a little difference. Although I have contact with clients only once a month, I am beginning to feel a connection with them.

Experiences: As I have recognized the support many of these people need, I think of one man who is blind, deaf and in a wheelchair and he has an oxygen tank. As I deliver his food, I touch his shoulder and he just nods. Although small, it is a connection he needs with the outside world. Besides, I think that people I work with at CES are angels in disguise!

Meals on Wheels Volunteer – Julie Jorgenson

“As I walk up 4 flights of stairs, I know I will see a smile on Bob’s (not his real name) face as I deliver his hot meal. Bob is in a wheelchair and lives in a building with no elevator. I often wonder how he gets in and out of his building. But, I definitely know that I’m making a difference in providing Bob this service.”

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