Jim Davis of Mannington talks about his journey as a MOW volunteer. “In the late 1990’s I took all of December for my vacaton from DuPont’s. One day at about 11am I hear a knock on the door. It was Ben Simmerman who I knew from work. He brought my aging mother Meals on Wheels, my sister had made the arrangement. I had never heard of Meals on Wheels before. Ben explained it to me and I told Ben when I retire I will join the MOW program(as a volunteer) so I started January 2000.”
Jim went on to explain that volunteering is so important to him because there is a satisfaction to give back to the community where he lives and just to see the clients smile is very gratifying. We asked him if there were any stories from over the years that he remembers and he shared this memory. “One lady had a pet chicken by her chair, after several visits she said that the chicken liked me. We all like to be loved!” Jim is 85 years young, still instructs yoga and said he hopes to be able to keep delivering meals until his 100th birthday.
Thank you Jim for delivering More Than A Meal.