On Feb. 12, Davis Chevrolet representatives invited Airdrie Meals on Wheels Society (AMOW) members to receive the auto dealership's monthly contribution for the Wheels for Meals charity campaign.
Lois Jones, the media representative for AMOW, said the $616 donation was a pleasant surprise, as was the news Davis Chevrolet would be signing on for the #WheelsForMeals campaign in 2021.
“[I] was not sure if Davis would be returning, and in all honesty, they hadn’t even yet received their official thank you for 2020.” Jones said. "The pandemic hit in March of 2020 and Davis Chevrolet never missed a month. As a matter of fact, they more than doubled their regular donation in December – on Giving Tuesday they donated $2,020.00 to finish off the year."
According to Jones, 2020 was a strange year for AMOW – a local charity that makes and delivers meals to those in need in Airdrie and area. She said the charity's numbers have fluctuated since the pandemic began, and some long-serving volunteers had to make the hard choice to hold off delivering the meals, as they fell into the most vulnerable demographics for contracting COVID-19.
Jones went on to say that even without a proper thank you, and an invitation to continue, Davis Chevrolet "recognizes the organization's value to residents that rely on the service.”
"During the isolations, and given many of the clients of AMOW are health compromised in one sense or another, the group is prepared for 2021," Jones said. "With new emergency plans and safety protocols implemented, and community support like Davis Chevrolet, Airdrie Meals on Wheels is prepared."
For information on donating to AMOW or becoming a volunteer, visit airdriemealsonwheels.com