Austin Mayor Delivers Meals
May 7, 2018
Austin Mayor Steve Adler took time out of his busy schedule recently to deliver meals and some companionship to some of our homebound clients. The delivery was part of March for Meals, a month-long national celebration of Meals on Wheels programs and the seniors they serve. MOWCTX President/CEO Adam Hauser and MOWCTX Board Chair-Elect Meg Youngblood joined the Mayor on his March 29 route.
While delivering a meal to 84-year-old Lino Martinez, Mayor Adler got to see first-hand the positive impact our Home Repair program can have on a client’s health and safety. We recently repaired the foundation of Mr. Martinez’s home, removed carpeting (which posed a tripping hazard) and replaced it with vinyl tile, and installed central air and heat in the 90 year-old house.
At Mayor Adler’s final stop, he delivered a meal and a proclamation to Robbie Gibson, who had turned 104 a week earlier. The proclamation declared March 29, 2018 as Robbie Gibson Day in Austin!
Thank you Mayor Adler and the great City of Austin you lead for your support of our mission, and Happy Birthday, Ms. Gibson!