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Meals on Wheels needs volunteer drivers

By LaKecia Shockley - bio | email
Posted by Ellen Krafve - bio | email

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - Calling all Longview drivers! Meals on Wheels of East Texas is in need of volunteer drivers. They are hoping a joint facility with the local Red Cross will bring in more helping hands.

Meals on Wheels currently serves 350 meals a day to elderly and disabled East Texans in Longview. But, right now, they have to pay drivers to deliver meals. Getting volunteers could help them save up to $80,000 a year.

"The whole focus in that is to save money that we're spending right now to be directed solely towards serving more clients," explained Mike Powell, executive director of Meals on Wheels.

"Many of our Red Cross volunteers are very interested and they have already signed up to be for the Meals on Wheels of East Texas as well," said Paula Prince, with the Longview Red Cross.

Right now, Meals on Wheels has only two volunteers. If you'd like to help, contact the Longview Red Cross center.

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