On December 14, 2017, the Dallas Police and Fire Department’s personnel collaborated with the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) to help deliver Meals on Wheels this holiday season. The Dallas Police and Dallas Fire Rescue are not strangers when it comes to volunteering with the VNA, but this is the first year that both departments joined together at the same time to deliver Meals on Wheels.
Dallas Police and Dallas Fire employees participated in the fourth City-Wide Day of Caring by delivering meals to VNA Meals on Wheels clients. For every route delivered by volunteers, VNA Meals on Wheels saves enough money to feed another hungry senior for a week. Today’s event delivered over 2,100 meals. In addition, safety materials were given to all clients and fire detector checks were provided. Among the volunteers were Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall, Dallas Fire Chief David Coatney and VNA President and CEO Katherine Krause.
The VNA is a nonprofit organization, established in 1934 to help the elderly community in the comfort of their home. This caring organization provides services, knowledge, support, and necessary referrals to help thousands of North Texans. During the cold and busy holiday season, the VNA delivers hot freshly prepared meals to over 4,000 Dallas County residents in a program they call Meals on Wheels. Without the VNA and Meals on Wheels, these individuals would go hungry by themselves during the season where they should be surrounded by the warmth, love, and generosity of friends and family.