Our team is preparing for this year’s Miles for Meals on Wheels 5K and we hope you’ll join us! Due to lingering concerns about group events, WASI will host the 5K both in-person and virtually. Also, we have added a virtual silent auction which begins May 15 and ends May 31, 2021. The virtual 5K will run from June 1-26 and our in-person event will be held outdoors on Saturday, June 26. On that Saturday, registration begins at 9 am and the race/fun run starts at 10 am. The silent auction will be the kick-off for our biggest fundraiser of the year, which as you know benefits Meals on Wheels of Mat-Su.
Our goal is to raise $75,000 to fund 5,427 meals. Our Meals on Wheels program will deliver over 120,000 meals, which is a 41% increase from last year. With your help, we can continue to provide a daily wellness check by our staff and trained volunteers. Besides a daily meal, this greatly-needed human connection is a lifeline for a lonely and sometimes forgotten group. Whether it is because of income, lack of mobility, or social or cognitive roadblocks, for many, Meals on Wheels is an integral part of their diet, budget, and social life. It may be the only full meal they get in a day. It really is that important. Together we can deliver!
WASI appreciates the many foundation and corporate sponsors for the 2020 Miles for Meals on Wheels. We – and the seniors they help serve – are grateful!
Mat-Su Health Foundation: www.healthymatsu.org
MTA Foundation: www.mtasolutions.com/index.php
Collins Construction, Inc.: www.collinsconstructionak.com
Combs Insurance Agency, Inc.: www.combsinsurance.com/
Usibelli Coal Mine: www.usibelli.com
Diversified Tire, Inc.: http://diversifiedtire.com/
Matanuska Valley Federal Credit Union: https://www.mvfcu.coop/