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Meals on Wheels volunteers know the meaning of commitment

When I hear the word commitment, I normally think about going to the gym three-days-a-week, or making sure that I have enough vegetables in my diet. This week, I learned a whole other meaning of the word when I joined the ranks of Canadian Red Cross ...

The Meals on Wheels client I will never forget

I met a few clients during my first day as a Meals on Wheels volunteer. There is definitely one in particular that I will never forget. @ @ After receiving instructions from my driver/mentor Eddie, I knocked on the door and entered the a...

My Meals on Wheels mentor

There was no one better in the whole world that I could have been paired up with for my first day as a Meals on Wheels volunteer than Eddie Friel. Eddie was not only my driver, driving me to each client’s home for me to drop off a meal, but he was al...

A glimpse into a day of a Meals on Wheels volunteer

It’s Meals on Wheels Week , and we are taking the time to share with you stories about how this important program helps thousands of injured, frail and elderly people in Ontario. Our very own roving reporter, Jen Mayville, was a Meals on Wheels vo...

Meals on Wheels

From time to time, you’ve heard us talk about Meals on Wheels on this blog. We do it because it’s a super important part of what we do at the Red Cross for our seniors and those with disabilities – helping them to live independently. The Ontario C...

October is Community Support Month

It’s Community Support Month in Ontario - an awareness initiative by the Ontario Community Support Association, about all the different programs and services to help people to live at home.  We thought it would be a great opportunity to share a glimp...

Red Cross drivers take on the globe’s circumference – 80 times!

Did you know that Red Cross volunteer drivers drove 80 times around the circumference of the earth last year alone? That’s 241,000 rides to important medical appointments and 297, 300 meals delivered for seniors and those with disabilities. An ...

A new partnership to blog about

 * Guest blog by Red Crosser Melanie Goodchild-Southwind, Senior Manager, First Nations Projects. The Canadian Red Cross in Ontario is making great strides in the work we do with our First Nations communities. We wanted to share with you news abou...

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