WILLIAMSBURG — The newly appointed Executive Director of the Williamsburg Non-Profit Housing Corporation, Tracy Crowder, served as the master of ceremonies for the organization’s Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon.
A jaw dropping “12.7 million Canadians volunteered last year (over one in three Canadians),” exclaimed Crowder.
That number included the 180-plus volunteers who accumulated a whopping 8,720 recorded volunteer hours with Williamsburg Non-Profit Housin — up more than 1,000 hours over the previous year.
A significant amount of those hours were dedicated to Meals on Wheels.
“The Williamsburg location delivered 2,689 meals to 70 clients, almost doubling their client list from the year before,” announced Crowder.
The joint Meals on Wheels for Morrisburg and Iroquois and their volunteers provided 5,155 meals to 46 clients.
A total of 3,679 volunteer hours was spent driving clients one-way to their appointments.
Other hours were compiled through clients receiving footcare, dinners through the Diner’s Club, as well as assisting the 30 clients of the Adult Day program.
Duane Locke, Chair of the Board of Directors, raved about the corporation’s ever expanding list of volunteers. They’ve fallen “victim of our own success” and had to change the event venue to the Williamsburg Christian Reformed Church, in lieu of the J. W. MacIntosh Senior’s Support Centre.
“It would have been a fire hazard,” he joked.
The affair was rounded out by comical entertainment on behalf of the Sage Age Theatre (below).