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Meals on Wheels gets helping hand

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The SOWEGA Council on Aging got a big helping hand for its meals on wheels program.

Bank of America presented a check for $2,500 to Meals on Wheels Monday.

Meals on Wheels serves more than 186,000 meals per year in 14 counties in southwest Georgia.

Many elderly neighbors rely on Meals on Wheels for a hot meal.

Annie Flanigan has been volunteering with meals on wheels since 2001.

"I just enjoy doing things for others," she said. "If we carry 'em something extra like a piece of cake they really enjoy that and tell us how happy they are that we brought it to them."

Albany residents on the route say the volunteers make things even better.

"Oh I enjoy it very much and everybody is real friendly they be on time I don't have to worry about a meal," said Brenda Thomas.

Kathy Turner says Meals on Wheels has touched her personally as a blessing for her mother.

"The volunteers go above and beyond because she always has things to tell me about when they deliver," said Turner. I know for a lot of others it may be the only people they see all day. It really is a phenomenal organization."

Turner was delighted to be part of giving back by giving the SOWEGA Council on Aging a check for it's meals on wheels program.

"We're delighted to have this donation and we'll use it to provide more meals," said Kay Hind with the Council.

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