ROCKWALL, TX (Oct. 5, 2022) Limited tickets remain for the In Colour Gala, set for Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Dallas Hilton/Rockwall Lakefront. A gala committee has been hard at work planning a colorful and scintillating soiree featuring a carefully curated menu, handcrafted cocktails, live art displays, live and silent auction, live entertainment and dancing.
The gala serves as the signature event of the year for Meals on Wheels Senior Services of Rockwall County. Your attendance helps raise awareness and funds for MOWSS’ mission of keeping the elderly and disabled citizens of Rockwall County living in their homes as long as safely possible through nutritious meals, daily human contact and supportive services.
MOWSS has served this community faithfully for 44 years – through bitter cold winters, dangerously hot summers and global pandemics – thanks to the help of over 120 dedicated volunteers. MOWSS’ oldest client is 100 and the youngest is 28 – because MOWSS serves those on disability under the age of 60. Currently, more than 50 local veterans are clients of MOWSS.
Through the Ani-Meals program, MOWSS also provides food for over 120 pets monthly – because without that assistance, many seniors would give up their own food to ensure their furry friends don’t go hungry.
Help brighten the world of our elderly neighbors by joining MOWSS at the gala. For tickets and sponsorship information, visit rockwallmealsonwheels.org or call 972-771-9514. If you cannot attend personally, donations may be through their website. Just $35 feeds one senior for a week; $140 feeds one senior for a month; $1680 feeds one senior for a year.
So much more than a meal…
Meet Charles and Wendy
Charles is a disabled Army veteran, and Wendy is his caregiver. Both became clients of Meals on Wheels during the height of the pandemic. In addition to nutritious meals, the pair received help with their utility bills, through MOWSS client assistance funds. Last year, holiday gifts and special meals were delivered to them over Thanksgiving and Christmas. During the heat of the summer, a MOWSS fan drive helped keep them cool.
Charles and Wendy look forward to daily contact with MOWSS staff and volunteers who check on them regularly. They even receive help with transportation to and from medical appointments.
These services are made possible through fundraisers like the MOWSS annual gala. Generous support from a caring community helps ensure that Rockwall County seniors and the disabled are never on a waiting list for help.
Volunteers Keep the Wheels Spinning
Bill and Barbara Wilson have been volunteering with Meals on Wheels for over a decade. When this amazing couple celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in August, MOWSS was there to honor them at a beautiful reception surrounded by family and friends.
Bill is a military veteran who served in the Army and Air Force. He and Barbara have servant hearts and are responsible for putting smiles on the faces and food on the table of so many fellow seniors in our community.
Volunteering is a great way to get out and help our homebound seniors and people with disabilities right here in Rockwall County. MOWSS delivers more than 95,000 nutritious meals annually to those whose health prevents them from fully caring for themselves.
If you can’t volunteer to deliver meals, ask about Special Event Volunteer Program. These dedicated volunteers help plan, coordinate and carry out our fundraising and other special activities. You could be on a committee for the gala or help assemble emergency food boxes.
Sponsored article by Meals on Wheels of Rockwall County in collaboration with Blue Ribbon News, as published as our cover story in the October 2022 print edition. Courtesy photos.
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