ASHEVILLE – The volunteers and staff at Meals on Wheels of Asheville and Buncombe County do so much more than the name implies. Yes, they drive around and deliver food to homebound seniors, but, more importantly, they become their clients' advocates and friends.
They bring them donations of used clothes and blankets, they give them Christmas presents, they help feed their pets, they provide excellent gossip and conversation and, at times, they have even been known to be matchmakers and lawnmowers.
I learned this on Tuesday after spending my morning driving around West Ashveille with volunteer Marsha Ott. Even though schools were delayed and snow covered the roads, we spent hours navigating windy neighborhood streets bringing people hot lunches. "You come away always feeling so good about people," Ott promised. "The clients, they will warm your heart."
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