Mount Airy Mayor David Rowe recently participated in the annual Mayors’ Day of Recognition for National Service at the Mount Airy Nutrition Center located at 215 Jones School Rd. He also helped serve meals to the seniors for lunch.
His efforts that day were part of a nationwide prorgam with mayors and county officials across the nation working to engage and educate their communities regarding the effect volunteers have in serving their communities.
“Participants highlight the impact of citizen service, show support for nonprofit and national service groups, and inspire more residents to serve in their communities,” according to a statement released by the local Retired and Senior Volunteer program, which organized the event. “National service is a cost-effective way address challenges in cities and counties. AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs have a positive and lasting effect,” the group said.
The nutrition site operates under the Older Americans Act, and YVEDDI Senior Enrichment Program which also offers transportation and legal services.
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program supports the YVEDDI Senior Enrichment Program by providing the volunteers. Both of these programs operate under the umbrella of Yadkin Valley Economic Development District, Inc. (YVEDDI). Anyone who is interested in volunteering in Mount Airy can contact Debra Caudle at (336) 786-6155, Ext.232 or [email protected] Those wishing to volunteer in Jonesville can contact Gilda Pruitt (336)-526-1087 or [email protected]