MAD volunteers deliver meals to home-bound veterans

| November 11, 2014
Volunteers from Make A Difference (MAD) Organization delivered approximately 27 meals to home-bound veterans on Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11, with the food being donated by The Army Navy. MAD also will be delivering Christmas baskets to veterans the week of Christmas.

Volunteers from Make A Difference (MAD) Organization delivered approximately 27 meals to home-bound veterans on Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11, with the food being donated by The Army Navy. MAD also will be delivering Christmas baskets to veterans the week of Christmas.

COSHOCTON – Veterans throughout the county were celebrated in a variety of ways today. While many restaurants and organizations are offering discount or free meals to veterans, Make A Difference (MAD) organization delivered free meals to home-bound veterans and their spouses at noon.

Approximately 27 home cooked meals were delivered to home-bound veterans in Coshocton County. Meals included spaghetti, a roll, applesauce, and a brownie. The Army Navy not only provided their kitchen to prepare the food, but all of the ingredients as well.

“I asked the Army Navy if they could prepare the food, I could deliver it and also pay for some of the ingredients,” said Karen Casey, founder of MAD. “They told me not to worry about it, they would provide everything. The Army Navy is the third organization I went to asking if I could do this. I was turned down twice, so I really appreciate the Army Navy.”

Six volunteers drove throughout the county delivering meals. The organization also has a Veteran Committee that drives veterans to and from a variety of places throughout the community.

“Veterans deserve to be honored and appreciated,” said Casey. “We want them to know, we don’t want veterans to be forgotten in Coshocton County. We feel they should be honored every day of the year, and Veterans Day is a nice holiday to remind us of that.”

MAD is also preparing Christmas baskets for veterans that will be delivered the week of Christmas. Anyone who knows a veteran who would appreciate one of these baskets should call or text Casey at 202-1024. Please include the veteran’s name and address. The group can also be contacted via Facebook.

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