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Meals On Wheels Phone Bank Raises Nearly $10,000!

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Guilford County, NC -- Before there was a government shutdown and the debt ceiling, there was sequestration! Tens of thousands of dollars were taken from Meals On Wheels in our area alone.

That money translates into your neighbors being put on a waiting list to get one balanced meal a day. In some area counties, some seniors have died while waiting to get put on the active Meals on Wheels list!

2 Wants To Know oened a phone bank to take donations for Meals On Wheels. In an hour and a half you donated nearly $10,000.

They still have a lot of money to make up.

You can still make a donation. It takes about $25 to feed a senior for a week.

The Sequestration Snapshot:

Alamance County-Alamance County Meals on Wheels

Reduction in funding due to sequestration: $3,015.00

This equates to 810 fewer meals

Alamance County serves 100,000 meals per year to 650 seniors

There are 73 seniors on the MOW waiting list for service. 

 

 

Davidson County-Davidson County Senior Services

Reduction in funding due to sequestration: $19,860.00

This equates to 3782 fewer meals being served

Last year Davidson County Senior Services served 91,992 to 847 seniors

There are 75 seniors on waiting lists for nutrition services

 

 

Forsyth County-Senior Services Inc.

Reduction in funding due to sequestration:  $36,347.00

This equates to 10,535 fewer meals

Senior Services serves 265,000 meals/year to 1,430 seniors 

There are 40 seniors on waiting lists for nutrition services

 

 

Guilford County-Senior Resources of Guilford

Reduction in funding due to sequestration: $50,555.00

This equates to 9,722 fewer meals

Last year Senior Resources served 155,635 meals to 1,197 seniors

There are 145 seniors on waiting lists for nutrition services

 

 

Randolph County-Randolph County Senior Adults Association

Reduction in funding due to sequestration: $9,000.00

This equates to 2,922 fewer meals

Last year Randolph County Senior Adults served 96,186 meals

There are 84 seniors on waiting lists for nutrition services.

 

Rockingham County-Aging, Disability and Transit Services of Rockingham County

Reduction in funding due to sequestration:  $8,071.00

This equates to 2,269 fewer meals

Last year ADTS-RC served 69,194 meals to 460 seniors

There are 114 seniors on waiting lists for nutrition services

 

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