YMOW/Habitat for Humanity win $500,000 Vital Seniors Prize

Funding will expand CAPABLE senior support program in Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley, was awarded the $500,000 Grand Prize at the Vital Seniors Competition celebration Tuesday, Nov. 13.

The award is part of a $2.5 million initiative by the Glacier Hills Legacy Fund and the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation to fund innovative support programs for seniors and their caregivers in Washtenaw County.

Volunteer Month Spotlight: Volunteer Coordinator Rolanda Logan

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Rolanda Logan stepped into the role of YMOW Volunteer Coordinator in January 2019. Since then, she’s seen the number of people willing to offer their time to YMOW grow. And she has big plans to involve even more people in the YMOW mission to provide food, friendly visits and other services to the homebound residents of Ypsilanti.

What do you enjoy most about your job as volunteer coordinator?

One of the things I enjoy most is connecting caring and kind individuals in the community with our seniors. I manage 150-plus volunteers and they all share unique stories about why volunteering at Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels is a great experience for them.

YMOW BY THE NUMBERS

Meals Delivered in 2019
Clients Served in 2019
Volunteer Delivery Hours Logged in 2019
Percentage of Clients Who Feel Safer

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