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Groups come together to deliver meals to senior citizens

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Posted at 6:29 PM, Nov 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-23 18:38:53-05

The Waco Scottish Rite and Meals on Wheels teamed up to deliver meals to 475 senior citizens in the Waco area.

Along with a Thanksgiving meal, MOW clients received handmade cards from South Bosque Elementary School students.

"I think this is a way we show that the Waco community really cares about homebound seniors," MOW Executive Director Debbie King said.

Glinda Christor who spent the holiday at home said she is grateful for the visit.

"When they come and deliver the meal with a smile and a laugh, it just feels good," Christor said.

Joy Williams who is in a wheelchair anticipated celebrating with family and friends later in the day. She also appreciated having volunteers delivering a meal.

"Excited because I'm not able to cook. Otherwise, I would probably be just having a sandwich," Williams said.

Bill and Rose Moyer who have been volunteering with seniors on Thanksgiving for more than 25 years are continuing their tradition this year.

"This makes our holiday. It's an opportunity to be with our fellow men and serve our seniors," Rose said.

For Christor, who doesn't own a car, their gesture brightened up her day.

"I know somebody cares and with me being here alone, you seem to think everyone has forgotten you," Christor said.

If you are interested in volunteering with Meals on Wheels in Waco on a daily basis, contact 254-752-0316.

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