Rockwall Meals on Wheels seeks matching funds

David Magness, Board member for Farmers Electric Charitable Foundation, presents a check to Margie VerHagen, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels Senior Services of Rockwall County. The funds will be matched by the Carl C. Anderson, Sr. and Marie Jo Anderson Charitable Foundation.

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (May 28, 2014) As the aging population increases, so does the demand for senior services. This growing need, coupled with cuts in government funding, means that Meals on Wheels Senior Services must raise extra funds to meet the demand in Rockwall County.

“Historically, we have relied heavily on federal and state funds for our home-delivered meal services,” said Margie VerHagen, MOWSS Executive Director. “We are excited that the Carl C. Anderson, Sr. and Marie Jo Anderson Charitable Foundation has awarded us a challenge grant of up to $20,000. This couldn’t have come at a better time, since we’ve seen reductions year after year as the government works to trim its own budget.”

VerHagen added that the 150 MOWSS volunteers who deliver weekday meals provide an invaluable social experience for isolated clients; they also provide an opportunity for early intervention in life-threatening situations. The community’s continued support of the organization enhances the quality of the services, making immediate impacts in the lives of homebound seniors.

“With this grant, that support can now be doubled,” said VerHagen. “The Meals on Wheels program in Rockwall County needs your help. As an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization, all donations are tax deductible and very much needed and appreciated by our elders who rely on our generosity.”

Donations can be made online at or call 972-771-9514. Donations may also be delivered or mailed to Meals on Wheels Senior Services,950 Williams St., Bldg. C, Rockwall, TX 75087.

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