Walking Waggles 5k + 10k – March 11, 2016 – First Baptist Church – Dobson NC
Sign up to support Meals on Wheels, a great organization that provides hot meals to homebound seniors. The race encourages participants to bring their dogs, and to bring a bag of dog or cat food to donate to Surry Animal Rescue.
FROM THE RACE ORGANIZERS
Why we need your support… 8.8 million of America’s seniors, or nearly 1 in 6, may not know where their next meal is coming from. Programs like Meals on Wheels are critical to solving this national crisis. The nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks provided five days each week by YVEDDI’s volunteer drivers are often all it takes to enable our seniors to live independently in their own homes. And when they do, we all save billions of tax dollars in avoided hospital, health care and nursing home costs. Investing in Meals on Wheels is a win-win! In Surry County, the senior hunger crisis is real. For the fiscal year 2015, YVEDDI Meals on Wheels in Surry County provided 22,998 homebound meals to senior adults who needed a balanced meal. Sadly, there are 100+ senior adults waiting for this service in Surry County that cannot be provided due to the lack of funding. It wouldn’t take much to fix. We can provide nutritious meals for a Surry County senior for a day for less than $5. The Federal government’s contribution covers only 54% of that cost. We rely on contributions from state, local, private and other resources to cover the rest. The more we invest in Meals on Wheels, the more we save. For every dollar we invest in Meals on Wheels we can save up to $50 in Medicaid spending. If we commit to serving just one quarter of North Carolina’s hungry seniors, the $78.7 million dollars we invest can be offset 50 times by the $3.9 billion we save. (Source: www.mowaa.org)
Dobson First Baptist Church
204 S Crutchfield St
Dobson, NC 27017
Race starts at 8 AM.INFO/REGISTRATION @ ITS YOUR RACE