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July 7, 2013

Service provides warm meals, fellowship

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Woodward, Okla. — ALL KINDS CAN HELP

Myers said being a PNS delivery volunteer can be "a great opportunity for someone that's retired."

Several of her volunteers are retirees, including Rita Airington, and her husband Bob, who have been helping to deliver meals for PNS together for "at least 9 years."

Airington said she would highly recommend the job.

"I would advise anybody to do it if they have the time," she said, noting "we always enjoy it, getting the chance to visit with the people.  And they sure need it.  The majority of the people we deliver to are not able to get up and fix anything.  This way I know they're getting a hot meal."

But you don't have to be a retiree to help out.

"I have had a few young people who have helped deliver before too," Myers said.

In fact, one of the newest PNS meal delivery volunteers is only 28-years-old and said she joined because, "You're never too young to help someone else."

There have even been times when some families have delivered the meals together as well, Myers said.

"Lots of times we'll have somebody who delivers for us take their child or grandchild with them, and the people really enjoy that so, to see a young person," she said.

Myers said it often works best if there are 2 people, so that one person can drive while the other takes the meals up to the houses.

"But it doesn't have to be 2 people.  I have a lot that do it alone," she said.

If you would like to volunteer to deliver meals for PNS, "just come down here to the senior center and meet with me, or they can call me at 254-2389," Myers said.

Except for holidays when the center is closed, Myers said she is usually at the center from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day Monday through Friday.

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