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Volunteers lauded for sustaining Meals on Wheels in Reeves County

Volunteers, donors sustain Meals on Wheels in Reeves County

Amid uncertain economic times, Reeves County officials are lauding its volunteers and donors for ensuring the community’s Meals on Wheels program can continue to serve community members in need.

The Reeves County Home Delivered Meals Program serves communities including Pecos, Saragosa, Balmorhea and Barstow. The program provides hot nutritious meals to elderly, disabled or homebound clients from Monday through Friday.

Meals are prepared at the Annex building at 700 Daggett St., across from the nursing home in Pecos. Volunteers deliver meals to clients between 10:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. weekdays.

“We have struggled and rely on donations and volunteers to help our efforts to make Meals On Wheels, a vital and available program in our community,” program officials stated online.

They described volunteers as their “eyes and ears” for returning with information from clients, family members and residents on various needs.

Reeves County expressed gratitude to all of its many volunteers, including businesses who encourage their employees to participate, as well as individual volunters. Regular volunteers include employees from Reeves and Ward counties, Odessa College, Gravity Services Professional Pharmacy, Nancy Martinez, Barney Natividad, Janice and Wayne North, Pecos Water Works, Pecos Gun Works, Manny Parras, Rosa Zaragosa, Jessica and Javin Acosta and Maryann Acosta.

“We are so thankful for all the yearly donations from Chevron, DC, and Town of Pecos City,” program officials said. “And also Century Lodging, and personal donations that come in, to support Meals On Wheels.

For more information or to find out how to volunteer or donate to the Reeves County Home Delivered Meals Program, click here.

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