When the world around him began to shut down in March 2020, Ronald Youngblood wanted a way to help his community cope with a strange new reality. A friend suggested he help deliver meals for Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels, and Ronald jumped right on board. Ronald’s volunteer training was a little
For the protection of our clients, staff and volunteers, YMOW has changed its onboarding and training process for new volunteers. All volunteers interested in volunteering with our organization must complete a volunteer application located on our website (https://ymow.org/volunteer/).
Having retired from his career in IT, John Isakson needed a new reason to get up and dressed every day. “You have to have a reason to get up every morning,” said John, our final Volunteer of the Quarter for 2019. For nearly six years, that reason has been the people served by Ypsilanti Meals
Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels will help our local seniors celebrate Valentine's Day again this year with our annual card-making event! Volunteers of ALL AGES are invited to gather at Cultivate Coffee and Tap House, 307 N River St., Ypsilanti, for a creative morning of card-making from 9 a.m. to
Extra batteries are just one way honored volunteer serves more than a meal She’s been called Ash, Ashercat and Ashleigh O. But it wasn’t until she became a YMOW volunteer that Ashleigh Oliveira started answering to the nickname “My Little Chocolate Chip.” “I have no idea where that came from,”
When YMOW announced the return of weekend meal delivery starting June 1, Sharon was among the first to sign up. Until now, her Saturday dinner usually consisted of a reheated piece of chicken. Sunday dinner was more of the same. But not for long! On June 1, she can look forward to a hot
Gary Gross has big plans for his recent retirement. Along with remodeling his house, traveling to Europe and spending time with his wife and two teen-aged children, the 62-year-old is enjoying his time spent delivering meals for Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels. “I always planned this as part of my