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9 Years Volunteering

Every other Tuesday of the month, you’ll find Kenny delivering for VNA’s Meals on Wheels. Now in his 9th year, Kenny has not only delivered just a meal, Kenny goes above and beyond, bringing clients water and extra homemade treats. Each treat has a special recipe—sugar and gluten free and made with extra love for each of Kenny’s deliveries. Kenny drives 75 miles one way every other Tuesday just to deliver meals.

When Ms. Willie answered the door and see Kenny, her face is beaming to see him—with a large smile on her face, she hugs Kenny to thank him for the extras that he brings. “I love Kenny!” Ms. Willie says with excitement. “He brings me extra water and always takes care of me. And during Christmas and Thanksgiving, he brings me a holiday meal—a ham or turkey. I just love Kenny—I look forward to seeing him. I wish he would deliver to me every day!” Ms. Willie and Kenny have known each other since Kenny started volunteering. Over the course of the years, Kenny has become very close with Ms. Willie and his clients.

Lessons in life

“I got involved with VNA because I didn’t have much growing up, but we were always taught to give back. These clients are like my family. They need help and I’m here to give back,” says Kenny. “Another one of my clients, Greg, struggled to get to the doctor for back problems. I walked in one day, and there he was laying on the floor. He said he couldn’t make it to the doctor because he didn’t have money for a taxi cab. That’s not right. I told him to not cancel his appointments, I would personally take him. These people are like my family. They need help and I am here to give back.”
Kenny isn’t just delivering a meal. He’s delivering hope, he’s delivering a smile to brighten someone’s day, and he’s delivering a lot of love.

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