$4K donation gets Tahoe-Truckee Meals on Wheels rolling in the snow | SierraSun.com

$4K donation gets Tahoe-Truckee Meals on Wheels rolling in the snow

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Truckee Noon Rotary members Allan Marshall, Sheryl Laughlin and Donnal Landeros, along with Sierra Senior Services staff Sarah Deardorff, Katrina Veit and volunteer Emily Hackley, with one of the Meals on Wheels vehicles.
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TRUCKEE, Calif. — Sierra Senior Services’ Meals on Wheels vehicles are ready for snow, thanks to a grant from Truckee Noon Rotary and Rotary District 5190.

The District grant of $2,000 was matched by Truckee Noon Rotary Club, providing $4,000 for studded snow tires and mechanical repairs.

Meals on Wheels provides close to 35,000 meals to approximately 200 homebound seniors in Truckee, Donner Summit, Incline Village, Kings Beach and Tahoe City. Fifty volunteers deliver the meals and make safety contacts with the seniors.

“Our Club has been a longtime supporter of the Meals on Wheels program,” said Sherilyn M. Laughlin, president of Truckee Noon Rotary. “We are very pleased that together with the district grant we were able to improve the safety and reliability of these vehicles so that no senior in our community in need of a meal will go hungry.”

In addition to the tires and repairs, Rotarians are seeking ways to help maintain the cars by cleaning, and checking fluids and tire pressure.

“Sierra Senior Services is most grateful for this strong partnership that reflects living longer should not mean living less,” said Sarah Deardorff, Executive Director of Sierra Senior Services. “Thanks to the Rotary, seniors in our community can continue to feel valued, supported and involved.”

For information about volunteer opportunities, contact Sierra Senior Services at 530-550-7600.