The evening of Thursday December 5th, The North Eastern Group and North Eastern Group Realty hosted their 5th annual Christmas Open House. Over 400 clients and friends joined us to celebrate the holiday season and he blessings of 2013. Pictured above are Kathy Hartman from Granite Ridge Builders and Bob Wartenbe from Titan Title, just...
By: Kim Ward
Several years ago, I had the privilege of being invited to serve on the Homebound Meals Board of Directors. What a worthwhile organization run by talented and compassionate individuals! The Homebound Meals, Inc. program began service in Fort Wayne on March 1, 1971 from Lutheran Hospital with four meals. Within a month, another route was started at St. Anne’s Nursing Home. By August of the same year, Lutheran Hospital had three routes, St. Anne’s Nursing Home had two routes, and one route was delivered from Turtle Creek South. By November, we delivered from Parkview Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital also. Volunteers were recruited from church and service groups. The Red Cross trained the volunteers.
Homebound Meals, Inc. now delivers fifteen routes each weekday with meals prepared at the Rehabilitation Hospital at Lutheran, St. Joseph Hospital, Parkview Behavioral Health, and Canterbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Homebound Meals, Inc. is a Not for Profit Organization. Clients pay a fee, which covers the cost of their meals. Many of our clients who are unable to pay for their meals receive them at a subsidized price. Drivers volunteer their time and use of their car to deliver the meals to the clients. Some of our drivers have been driving since the inception of the program in 1971. Many volunteer drivers have driven for 10, 20, and even over 35 years. The drivers are dedicated and caring, and are the backbone of the program.
At our last Board of Directors meeting, Brad Campbell from First Source Bank presented Barb Umber, the Executive Director with a check for $1000. First Source Bank is celebrating 150 Years in business by providing 150 Cheers. What a magnificent gift for such a valuable organization!
To donate or volunteer, visit http://homeboundmealsfw.org/cms/.
As the Managing Broker at North Eastern Group Realty, I am pleased to have the opportunity to support ongoing efforts to improve our Fort Wayne community. North Eastern Group Realty and the REALTORS® who work here are not only committed to making Fort Wayne a great place to live, but we prepared to assist our clients with their significant Fort Wayne real estate decisions. Our corporate commitment is to provide real knowledge, proven experience and professional, quality service. To search all Fort Wayne homes for sale or find a Fort Wayne REALTOR®, visit our website at NorthEasternGroup.com.
North Eastern Group Realty is Fort Wayne’s largest independent real estate company located at 10808 La Cabreah Lane, Fort Wayne, IN 46845.