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  DRPS Partners With Meals on Wheels

Oct 06, 2011 11:14 ET

Durham Regional Police members from across the region joined Community Care Durham (CCD) volunteers today in recognizing Meals on Wheels Week. On October 3 and 6, officers helped volunteers deliver meals to members of our local communities.

Meals on Wheels provides nutritious hot and frozen meals to those who have difficulty preparing their own meals because of needs relating to age or physical disability. The service depends heavily on the support of local volunteers dedicated to helping people maintain their independence at home. DRPS is proud to assist with this invaluable community service.

CCD is a multi-service charitable organization that provides Home Support, Respite (Caregiver Relief) and COPE Mental Health services for adults and their caregivers who have needs related to physical disability, aging and/or mental health.

“The Meals on Wheels Program is a very important service that contributes greatly to the lives of some of our most vulnerable citizens,” says Chief Constable Mike Ewles, “We are happy to participate in this Meals on Wheels Week event in a meaningful way, honour the volunteers and help give visibility to this important service.”

DRP Constable Amy Chatten joined volunteer Melinda at Fairview Lodge in Whitby before heading out on the road to deliver hot meals. Officers from across Durham Region partner with volunteers from various locations during this special event.

CCD is always looking for community volunteers, for more information please visit
Community Care Durham

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Cst. Amy Chatten and Meals on Wheels volunteer Melinda  (JPG file, 75.3K bytes)