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Four drivers needed for Meals on Wheels

December 07, 2007|By TIFFANY ARNOLD

As a result of increased demand and recent vacancies, the Washington County Commission on Aging needs four drivers for its Meals on Wheels program.

Two drivers are needed for a newly created route in the North End region, and two others for vacated routes in the West End and the Smithsburg areas, said Sandy Gaylor, the commission's program manager for nutrition, wellness and transportation.

Meals on Wheels provides hot, weekday lunches to nearly 300 Washington County seniors, with a total of 12 home-delivery routes, Gaylor said.

Volunteer drivers must be of legal driving age with a valid driver's license, must provide a copy of their driving record and must use their own transportation, Gaylor said.

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A Wednesday driver and a Tuesday driver are needed for a new route that will cover Longmeadow Road, Potomac Avenue, Eastern Boulevard, Northern Avenue and possibly Leitersburg Pike.

The route was added because the program's 65 volunteers and seven part-time staffers were unable to accommodate all the requests in that area, Gaylor said.

The new route will serve approximately 14 additional people, Gaylor said.

Volunteers also are needed to fill vacancies on other routes. Drivers are needed for a West End route and a Smithsburg route on Fridays, Gaylor said.

Interested volunteers should call Gaylor at 301-790-0275, ext. 206.

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