More than anything else about his job, Joe loves to see the smiles on the faces of the people on his Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels route.
“I just get a kick out of how happy they are,” said Joe, who delivers meals as part of the YMOW staff.
But safety protocols due to the COVID-19 crisis mean Joe now has to enjoy those smiles from a greater distance. And until recently, his own smile was hidden behind a protective mask.
Thanks to a donation of clear face shields from Ann Arbor T-shirt Factory through the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, Joe can now smile back at his clients while protecting them and himself.
“It’s better this way,” he said.
“These people just thank us up and down,” Joe said. “I can see how grateful they are, and now they can see how happy I am to provide them with the support they need.”