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Leadership Douglas Class Donates $3,602 to 'Meals on Wheels' Program

The Douglas County Chamber of Commerce's 2014 Leadership Douglas Class used their community project to benefit the Meals on Wheels Program.

Each year the Leadership Douglas Class completes a community project that benefits Douglas County’s community and citizens. In December, the Leadership Douglas Class of 2014 organized and hosted a Festival of Trees silent auction at the Courthouse as the fundraising part of their community project. From that silent auction, they raised $3,602.23. 

The Class voted to donate all the money to the Meals on Wheels program to benefit Douglas County's senior citizens. The Class of 2014 presented the money to the Senior Services Director, Richard Hagan, on Thursday, January 9th at their Health and Wellness Day. The Class will coordinate a date in February to volunteer to deliver meals to our seniors as the second phase of their community project. Douglas County’s senior citizens are very dear to the Class of 2014 and the Class is honored to give back to these treasured individuals who have already given so much of their own lives.

Federal funding for the Meals on Wheels program was recently cut by $24,638, which is equivalent to 2,855 meals. Just $8.63 pays for one meal (preparation and delivery). Douglas County’s home-bound seniors depend on these meals to live. The Class of 2014 is happy to be able to add more meals back to the Meals on Wheels program, and would like to extend an invitation to the community to join them.

If you are interested in sponsoring meals or volunteering, please contact Kim Garrett at 770-920-4290. 

The Douglas County Chamber is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 class of Leadership Douglas. All applications are due no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, March 14. To download an application, please go to www.douglascountygeorgia.com/leadership-douglas or contact the Chamber at 770-942-5022. 

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