16th Annual Supplies for Homebound Seniors
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Volunteer Montgomery and community members joined together to bag the 16th Annual Supplies for Homebound Seniors project. This program provides another support system for seniors to maintain dignity and independence while remaining in their home environment.
Many of these seniors do not always have transportation to the store and during the winter months, many are housebound for even longer periods of time. They live on fixed incomes, struggling to pay increased medical, heating and utility costs, especially during the winter.
The project took place at the Christiansburg Recreation Center on January 24th and the supplies will be delivered to everyone by February 2nd. As a result, 230 homebound seniors identified by the New River Valley Agency on Aging and veterans living in Montgomery County and the City of Radford received about $50 worth of basic household supplies and personal care products.
We want to express our appreciation to all of the volunteers who worked tirelessly moving supplies, sorting, bagging, and delivering. Heartfelt thanks go out to Regina Howard, Shirley Mullins, Rosemary Jones, Sharon Brown, Deputy Jason West, Todd Hayes, Robbie Hall, Sharon Hall, Mike McGilliard, Marcia Murphy, Raymond Lyons, Jade Harris, Sarah Carter, Carol Kauffman, Laura Wilson, Barbara Wilson, Walter Pirie, Rozetta Reed-Steele, Brenda Arnold, Amy Webb, Kate Patteson, Lynn Brammer, Julia Costello, Julie Hammond and Bonnie Marston. We would also like to thank Tammy Caldwell, Sean Stump, Joe Oley, Kennedy Harris, Ryan Hubble, Darren Graham, Isaac Ritenour, Nick Yopp, Wil Oldham, Dylan Vest, and Scott Howard of Christiansburg Parks and Recreation, Christiansburg Police Department, City of Radford Police Department, Blacksburg Police Department, and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office for their partnership and support of this project. We would also like to thank Robbie Hall for helping with the delivery of bags.
Many thanks goes out to our sponsors for helping to make this possible! Christiansburg Parks and Recreation, Auburn United Methodist Church, Sentara, AARP, WoodmenLife Chapter 14, Shelor Motor Mile, First Baptist Church of Radford, CPA Brenda Flora, Horne Funeral Home, Pawn Plus, Ideal Cabinets, Mullins Funeral Home, Creative Looks, and Pizza Inn.