Challenge grant could earn $80K for Meals On Wheels

Published on Tuesday, 22 October 2013 19:43 - Written by Staff Reports

During its 40th anniversary banquet, Meals On Wheels Ministry announced a special challenge grant that could earn the organization up to $80,000.

In honor of the organization’s 40th anniversary, The Ginger Murchison Foundation issued a challenge grant of $40,000. This means the foundation will match funds raised up to $40,000, making every donation count twice.

“This is a powerful challenge,” said Mike Powell, President/CEO of Meals On Wheels, in the written release. “I believe the community will be excited by the opportunity to make their gifts go twice as far. The Ginger Murchison Foundation has been a supporter of our organization for many years, and this gift is a way to encourage new support from more members of the community.”

The foundation has been a generous and longtime supporter of Meals On Wheels.

“The Ginger Murchison Foundation is proud to partner with Meals On Wheels Ministry and celebrate its 40 years with this $40,000 challenge grant. We hope that this opportunity will encourage members of the community to support the great work that the organization does in Henderson County and all of East Texas,” said Don Wills, president of The Ginger Murchison Foundation.

Those interested in donating toward the challenge grant can participate by using the online donation option on the Meals On Wheels Ministry website,www.mowmet.org , by sending a contribution in the mail to Meals on Wheels Ministry; P.O. Box 5475; Tyler, Texas, 75712 or by calling Zoe Lawhorn at 903-525-0906. All proceeds will benefit the programs and services of Meals On Wheels Ministry.

Meals On Wheels Ministry serves more than 3,200 seniors and homebound individuals in 30 communities across six counties including Gregg, Henderson, Smith, Upshur, Van Zandt and Wood counties. Meals On Wheels Ministry is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides nutritious meals, daily contacts, and other support services that enable senior citizens and disabled persons to remain independent and living in their own homes as long as possible.