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.

Father's Day tribute

YMOW makes life easier for this dad and his kids

Edgar and son

Edgar is a Meals on Wheels recipient. He’s also an author, a musician and a dad.

Thanks to Meals on Wheels, one thing he isn’t is a burden to his busy children.

At 51, he’s among the youngest of YMOW’s 200-plus clients. And as the father of a 27-year-old daughter and a 17-year-old son, Edgar said he’s grateful for the freedom that YMOW affords his children and the security he has knowing he’ll always have a meal to eat.


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