A 90-Minute Difference
For some, it’s difficult to find extra time outside the hectic work-life schedule. Yet Kristin Wortman manages to fit in delivering meals to Lincoln neighbors, thanks to the flexibility of the Tabitha Meals on Wheels volunteer program.
Kristin has a full plate, with her kids’ activities, serving as a fitness class instructor, volunteering for various school functions and American Cancer Society events. After watching a 10/11 news feature last year about Tabitha Meals on Wheels' impact on the community, she stood baffled by the number of local Seniors with food insecurity due to financial constraints and the inability to drive. She was driven to help meet this need and reached out to learn more about the volunteer opportunity.
From the very start, the Tabitha team helped make the process easy and smooth. Kristin submits her availability and is then greeted by other volunteers who help load the coolers into her vehicle on her scheduled days. Over the past year she has delivered to almost every route and has even invited her two kids along. The experience has been a real eye-opener for them, seeing how some must rely on others to meet basic needs that they easily take for granted. It’s also taught them important life lessons and helped build their character through leadership and charity.
“Volunteering for Tabitha Meals on Wheels is a pleasure and simply rewarding knowing that I’m helping make a difference in someone’s life,” Wortman said. “I would recommend it to anyone because it’s easy, flexible and routes can be customized to fit your needs.”
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