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When you’ve been blessed, you want to give back

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One of the best surprises I got when I started my job three years ago was how many local businesses really love to donate to support elders for the annual Meals on Wheels Walkathon. Without local businesses, the community would have a hard time raising enough to meet the annual $100,000 funding gap that makes the difference between putting elders on a waiting list and sending them a daily hot meal and wellness check right away.

Jan 2017 Walk box Victory Home Healthcare photoAmanda Stetson and Lisa Studley, senior aide and scheduling coordinator for Victory Home Healthcare’s Greenfield office.Jacob Waah, the owner of Victory Home Healthcare, based in Holyoke with an office in Greenfield, was one of the most “cheerful givers” in the business community I had the pleasure of meeting. I recently called the Greenfield office of Victory Home Healthcare to find out more. I talked to Lisa Studley, Victory’s Scheduling Coordinator, and she filled me in.

“The act of giving is deeply rooted in his (Jacob’s) beliefs and up-bringing.” Lisa went on to explain that he really finds giving back “invigorating. Jacob believes that he has been blessed in life, and one of the ways to show his gratitude is by giving back to the community.” Lisa explained that “Victory Home Healthcare provides comprehensive in-home services to assist the elderly to lead dignified and independent lifestyles.” She loves working there.

Become a 2017 Meals on Wheels Walkathon sponsor!

Becoming a business sponsor of the 2017 Meals on Wheels Walkathon is a great way to give back and to make sure elders in our community don’t feel alone, forgotten, or hungry. All sponsor gifts go directly to provide a hot meal and wellness check to well over 500 elders in Franklin County and the North Quabbin each weekday. To become a sponsor, contact Carol Foote at 413-773-5555 or 978-544-2259, ext. 2225, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or download the materials online here.

Thank you to the 2017 Meals on Wheels Walkathon $250 and up sponsors (as of January 12, 2017)!

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  • Dylan Korpita
  • Alber Hearing Services
  • Hilltown Tents
  • Interim Healthcare
  • King James Court & The Weldon House, managed by Schochet Companies
  • Northfield Mount Hermon School
  • Orange Oil Company, Inc.