This month, we’re featuring a newer Meals on Wheels volunteer, Dona Mazur. Dona volunteers out of our Bagdad Senior Center in Leander. At this time, our Meals on Wheels program is in serious need of new volunteers in both of our counties. During the pandemic, it was challenging to lock down volunteers when personal safety was a concern. However, volunteers like Dona stepped up to the plate to lend a helping hand, and her willingness to help neighbors in need has been very appreciated!
Q: How long have you been delivering Meals on Wheels?
A: I have been volunteering for about a year. I had heard about the program from George and Pamela Hammers. They always talked about how much they enjoyed it. I started asking questions on volunteering and Pam guided me through it.
Q: Why do you think Meals on Wheels is important for seniors living on their own?
A: I believe that Meals On Wheels is important for seniors that are living on their own because it lets them know that they are not alone. We provide more than just healthy meals. We give them someone to talk to, we can lend a helping hand, and we are another set of eyes for their loved ones who live elsewhere.
Q: What is your favorite part about volunteering for Meals on Wheels?
A: I enjoy volunteering at Meals on Wheels because I get to meet some fantastic people in my community.
Bagdad Senior Center’s site director, Millie Garcia, commented, “Dona is very out going. She is always taking extra routes when other volunteers are unable to do their delivery routes. She goes the extra mile in always checking in on the clients on her route regularly. At times, Dona has completed her route and has gone back to assist a client with something that they needed such as going to get pet food or some groceries from the store.”
Many thanks to Dona for helping us get hot meals to homebound seniors within the last year. We couldn’t do what we do without the help from loyal volunteers in our community!