KVUE-TV Honors Meals on Wheels Volunteer

July 11, 2018

Three days a week, volunteer Larry Miller comforts our most vulnerable Central Texas neighbors.  Some of the recipients of his kindness are only eight days old; others have been around for eight decades or more.  Mr. Miller’s compassionate efforts on behalf of the very young and the very old were recently recognized by KVUE-TV who awarded him with one of the station’s annual Five Who Care community service awards.

Mr. Miller began volunteering for Meals on Wheels Central Texas in 2008 when he semi-retired as a psychologist.  He still saw patients on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays – on Mondays and Fridays, he would deliver meals.

Ten years later, and now fully retired at age 79, he still volunteers for us on those same days – delivering meals out of our St. Mark’s distribution site on Mondays, and our St. John’s distribution site on Fridays.

All told, he’s driven close to 800 meal routes, logged more than 1200 volunteer hours, and saved MOWCTX nearly $30,000 in delivery costs.

But he also donates his time every Sunday, rocking infants in Seton Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).  The babies hold a special place in his heart because his triplet grandsons spent time in a NICU when they were born in 1989.

“I get a great joy out of doing for others,” he says when asked about the volunteerism that earned him the Five Who Care award from KVUE.  “It gives me a great appreciation of my own life.”

To watch a video KVUE-TV produced about Larry Miller and his volunteerism, please visit bit.ly/2KayXOk