For over 20 years VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads has hosted Family Volunteer Day, a global day of service. Each year they plan and facilitate service projects for over 400 community volunteers who meet various community needs through organized volunteer service. For the past two years they have chosen to include Senior Services as one of the organizations they partner with to meet the needs in the community. We are honored to be included in this event!
Family Day 2018 and 2019 - Kits for Emergency Preparedness
Each year, Senior Services provides shelf-stable meals to seniors who receive Meals on Wheels in our service area and are at risk during emergency situations. These Emergency Preparedness Meals are for the seniors to put in their pantry in case their regularly delivered meals are missed due to emergency weather such as hurricanes or winter storms.
Through the support and organization, the volunteers and corporate sponsors at Family VOLUNTEER Day put together 400 Emergency Preparedness Kits to prepare seniors for winter storms. These kits included chapstick, tissues, water bottles, flashlights with batteries, and more! In addition to the kits, the volunteers also created 400 sock cupcakes wrapped with ribbon for seniors at our wellness centers.
Thank you to VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads, Avalon Bay, AAA, Allfirst, Checkered Flag, Lincoln Financial Advisors, Aerotek, and Anthem for their generous donations to create these kits and sock cupcakes! And a huge "THANKS" to the volunteers pictured below for their efforts in transporting all the kits back to our office! This effort that went smoothly and quickly with their support! Thank you!