Jim Getgood is being honored because the Senior Providers Volunteer of the Month for November for his greater than 4 years of service as a Meals on Wheels driver for the Sanford Heart.
Why does he volunteer? The brief reply is as a result of he can, he says. The lengthy reply is “as a result of I ought to, as a result of we’re commanded to take action. We must be taking good care of each other.”
Getgood spoke about desirous to develop as massive a coronary heart as his spouse, Vicki, has and, in speaking with him, it’s obvious that he has achieved that. Why does he proceed to do Meals on Wheels six months of the 12 months when he’s in Sanford? “As a result of it’s an absolute pleasure!” When our shoppers thank him, he counters with thanking them for the chance to assist.
Getgood says the satisfaction he will get from delivering Meals on Wheels is not “one thing you possibly can select of an advert.” He appreciates Senior Providers as a company – fiscally accountable and good managers of sources. “I am your fan,” he says.
“I feel God despatched Jim – like an angel! He returns from Texas within the spring simply once we are determined. He is aware of all the routes, is pleasant and sort, and smiles loads. He is dependable and thorough — even helps out with Meals on Wheels behind the scenes. He actually enjoys volunteering and cares for the shoppers,” stated Daybreak Powell, Sanford Heart director. When requested how typically Getgood drives, she replied, “He drives each time I would like him!”
Getgood grew up in Sanford, labored right here for 2 years earlier than shifting to Texas in 1978. He retired in 2008 from an industrial development firm. He and his spouse sailed for awhile, then moved on to flying – he has flown for Angel Flight – and volunteered for Habitat for Humanity. In addition they traveled in a motor dwelling for years however now are “grounded” right here in Sanford a part of the 12 months and Texas the remainder of the time. Jim and his spouse have two youngsters and 4 grandchildren who all dwell in Texas. Jim actually loves giving again to our shoppers: “Their want, at instances, has nothing to do with a meal.”
Senior Providers has about 160 Meals on Wheels volunteers who’re energetic on and off all year long, however they nonetheless want extra. Volunteers might take a break from driving for varied causes – well being, holidays, and so on. — however shoppers nonetheless must get their meals. They’re so appreciative our pleasant volunteers.
Meals on Wheels drivers often take one route every week however some do extra. The meals are delivered round lunchtime and the routes take roughly one and a half to 2 hours. Senior Providers gives 58 cents per mile reimbursement for the route itself. Intrigued? Name Tina at 633-3741 for extra data or simply to strive it out. A ridealong might be organized even earlier than you undergo the orientation course of.
Want some assist from Senior Providers? Name 989-633-3700.