Elm Court Center Meals

by Meals on Wheels People
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Project Report | Mar 25, 2024
The Priceless Impact of MOWP in Challenging Times

By Kelsey Allen | MOWP Communications Specialist

Theresa sat by her window, watching as the world outside buzzed with life. Her small apartment felt more like a haven than ever before. This quiet corner of the world was her retreat, a place where she could be herself, with all the battles she faced and the resilience she harbored.

Her journey had been a tough one, marked by the challenges of living with diabetes, the scare of a heart attack, and the grueling path to recovery that followed. These experiences had left their mark, not just on her health but also on her spirit.  “I’m breaking down,” she confides, her voice a mix of weariness and defiance. “It’s hard.” And indeed, life had thrown its hardest at Theresa. Yet, in the midst of her trials, a glimmer of hope and warmth came knocking on her door.

The Meals on Wheels People Elm Court Center had become more than just a service; it was a lifeline. As prices soared, threatening her already stretched budget, the nutritious meals delivered to her door ensured that she did not have to choose between medication and food. More than that, the volunteers who delivered her meals brought with them smiles, conversations, and a connection to the outside world that Theresa cherished. They saw beyond the walker and the worn-out shoes, recognizing the spirit and strength of the woman who wore them.

Elm Court Center volunteers Ellen and Barb, with their easy smiles and genuine concern, had a way of making Theresa feel seen. They didn’t just drop off the meals; they lingered, sharing stories, listening to Theresa’s tales of years gone by, and discussing everything from the news of the day to the simple joys of a sunny morning. Their visits are a highlight in Theresa’s otherwise quiet week, a reminder that despite her challenges, she is not forgotten.

“I’m so thankful,” Theresa says. “As prices keep going up, this,” she gestures to the meals, “this makes a real difference.”

She knows the road ahead will be difficult, but with the help of Meals on Wheel People’s Elm Court Center, she also knows she doesn’t have to face it alone. And in that knowledge, there is comfort, there is hope, and there is the strength to keep moving forward, one step at a time.

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Meals on Wheels People

Location: Portland, OR - USA
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Twitter: @MealsWheelsPpl
Project Leader:
Tony Staser
Portland , OR United States
$1,400 raised of $10,000 goal
35 donations
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