Project We Care
Updated: Monday, November 11 2013, 08:37 AM EST
One non-profit organization helping another keep seniors living at home, independently. In this week's Charity Challenge our morning anchors are spotlighting Project We Care. It works with non-profits to support and care for the senior citizens of Henderson county.
Evey day at the council on aging for Henderson county, some 165 lunches are loaded up for Meals on Wheels delivery. No one needs the food more than 86 year-old James Hensley, who can't imagine life without the service. Meals on Wheels might not survive without Project We Care, a new non-profit in Henderson county that also supports Memory Care and Project Care, services for patients and families dealing with dementia.
Chair of Project We Care, Sally Griffin, says the goal is to make a big impact in the services they provide for the aging population. Executive Director for the Council on Aging, Trina Vazquez, says donations are down this year, making it vital that groups like Project We Care are involved in the mission to keep older adults living independently.
A $1,000 prize as winner of the Charity Challenge would keep meals coming for more and more people like James, who due to physical limitations can't prepare food. Without Meals on Wheels, he wouldn't be certain where his next meal was coming from.
To find out more about Project We Care, click here.
Next Monday we'll spotlight the final charity in this month's challenge. Voting opens up on our WLOS Facebook page next Monday for one of them to win $1,000 from our partners, Bryan Easler Toyota.