Facebook Good Samaritans donate to Meals on Wheels Rowan

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Meals on Wheels Rowan

SALISBURY — Meals on Wheels of Rowan County was recently featured in a Facebook group that reaches out to senior citizens.

“Forget Me Not” is a Facebook group whose mission is to send cards, small care items, gifts and kind words to senior living communities and seniors across the country. Members endeavor to let senior citizens know that someone cares about them. Each week, the group designates a senior living community or senior group to receive cards, care items and other gifts.

In April, Meals on Wheels Rowan received a large package from one of the Facebook group’s administrators containing small care packages for each of its 225 participants. During the past 10 days, Meals on Wheels Rowan received 15 packages from across the U.S.
and Canada. Postmarks included New Mexico, California, Canada, Kentucky, Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Oklahoma, Ohio, Maryland, North Carolina and South Carolina.

The packages contained handwritten cards, hand-crocheted bookmarks, small gift items and postage stamps. These items will be delivered to Meals on Wheels Rowan participants with their weekday meals.

Meals on Wheels Rowan is the first Meals on Wheels organization to be designated by the “Forget Me Not” Facebook group. Representatives of the agency said they are grateful to the “Forget Me Not” group for its support.

Anyone who would like to be added to the “Forget Me Not” list of organizations should email Becky at quiltingrats99@hotmail.com
or Vicky at vicky05@comcast.net. The “Forget Me Not” group can be found at www.facebook.com/groups/Forgetmenot111/.

If you have a group that wants to provide favors for a holiday or special event for Meals on Wheels and want to know more, contact Rose Jones to get on the calendar. Contact Meals on Wheels Rowan at 704-633-0352 or email rjones@mowrowan.org.