Controllers_Online_Notice

DC-area Korean Meals on Wheels in need of volunteers

August 11, 2015
Volunteers of Korean Meals on Wheels

Volunteers of Korean Meals on Wheels

By The Korea Times Washington DC staff

Korean Meals on Wheels, a service under the Central Senior Center in Washington, D.C., that provides food to seniors, is facing a growing number of seniors who need its services but a shortage of volunteers.

Lee Hye-sung, center director, said satisfaction with the service has been 100 percent positive from seniors.

Korean Meals on Wheels was started in 1999 and is kept going by about 20 volunteers each year. Supported by Fairfax County, Korean Central Presbyterian Church and the center, it delivers nine Korean meals a week to seniors in Annandale, Fairfax, Vienna, Burke, Centreville, Tysons and Falls Church who cannot prepare food for themselves.

“Those who receive the food tell us it’s their life line and thank us, but what we’re struggling with now is the lack of volunteers to deliver this food,” Lee said.

Currently, about 40 volunteers have cleared Fairfax County’s screening process.

The program requires seven to eight volunteers to show up every morning to deliver meals.

“We’re always short one or two pairs of hands because of unexpected emergencies,” Lee said. “We’re hoping that people can think of the waiting seniors as their own parents and apply to help us deliver food once a week or once a month.”

Helpers are registered as county volunteers and are given gas money for their efforts.

For more information, call 703-303-3939.

moose knuckles pas cher moose knuckles pas cher moose knuckles pas cher moose knuckles pas cher moose knuckles pas cher moose knuckles outlet moose knuckles outlet moose knuckles outlet moose knuckles outlet moose knuckles outlet maillot de foot pas cher maillot de foot pas cher maillot de foot pas cher maillot de foot pas cher maillot de foot pas cher scarpe nike air max outlet scarpe nike air max outlet scarpe nike air max outlet scarpe nike air max outlet scarpe nike air max outlet scarpe nike air max outlet nike tn pas cher nike tn pas cher nike tn pas cher nike tn pas cher air max pas cher air max pas cher stone island outlet stone island outlet stone island outlet stone island outlet stone island outlet stone island outlet barbour pas cher barbour pas cher barbour pas cher barbour pas cher barbour pas cher nike tn squalo nike air max outlet mcm outlet online moose knuckles outlet happiness outlet happiness outlet shoes