Dallas Fire-Rescue Delivers Meals and Fire Safety
More than 120 Dallas Fire-Rescue (DFR) officers came together on March 24 for the second annual Day of Caring for Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) Meals on Wheels. Personnel throughout the department, including Executive Assistant Chief Fernando Gray hit the streets of Dallas at 10 a.m. to deliver approximately 650 meals, perform smoke alarm checks and installations and distribute fire education materials to Meals on Wheels clients.
For every route delivered by volunteers, the money saved from not hiring a delivery driver helps VNA Meals on Wheels feed another hungry citizen for a week.
The VNA is a non-profit organization, established in 1934, to help the elderly age independently in the comfort of their homes. They provide services, knowledge, support and necessary referrals and connections to help thousands of North Texans. During the cold and busy holiday seasons, the VNA delivers hot, nutritious and freshly prepared meals to approximately 4,000 Dallas County residents.
For more information on the VNA Meals on Wheels program visit http://www.vnatexas.org/.