NO. R-98. House concurrent resolution honoring the Champlain Valley Agency on Aging’s (CVAA) March for Meals campaign.
Offered by: Representative Myers of Essex, Allard of St. Albans Town, Aswad of Burlington, Atkins of Winooski, Barnard of Richmond, Branagan of Georgia, Brennan of Colchester, Clark of Vergennes, Condon of Colchester, Cross of Winooski, Donovan of Burlington, Endres of Milton, Errecart of Shelburne, Evans of Essex, Fisher of Lincoln, Frank of Underhill, Gervais of Enosburg, Head of S. Burlington, Heath of Westford, Houston of Ferrisburgh, Howrigan of Fairfield, Hunt of Essex, Jerman of Essex, Jewett of Ripton, Keenan of St. Albans City, Keogh of Burlington, Kiss of Burlington, Kupersmith of S. Burlington, Larson of Burlington, LaVoie of Swanton, Lippert of Hinesburg, Lorber of Burlington, Maier of Middlebury, McAllister of Highgate, McCullough of Williston, Metzger of Milton, Niquette of Colchester, Nuovo of Middlebury, Parent of St. Albans City, Peterson of Williston, Pugh of S. Burlington, Schiavone of Shelburne, Seibert of Norwich, Sharpe of Bristol, Tracy of Burlington, Trombley of Grand Isle, Winters of Swanton and Wright of Burlington.
Offered by: Senator Leddy of Chittenden District.
Whereas, the CVAA’s mission is to provide independence and dignity to individuals age 60 and older residing in Addison, Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle counties, and
Whereas, an important component of this mission is the Meals on Wheels program which, in 2004, served 167,000 meals to over 1,500 recipients, and
Whereas, the 900 CVAA Meals on Wheels’ volunteers are both providers of nutritious meals and welcomed visitors who check on the well‑being of the meals’ recipients, and
Whereas, the importance, on an individual basis, of the Meals on Wheels program is reflected in the statistic that 12 percent of the persons age 60 and older must choose among paying rent, purchasing medications, or buying groceries, and
Whereas, Meals on Wheels’ economic benefits extends to the
community-at-large because the price of a year’s worth of delivered meals is equivalent to a single day’s hospitalization, and
Whereas, the program’s precarious financial condition could result in unfortunate cutbacks, resulting in an undesirable waiting list, and
Whereas, in order to alleviate the likelihood of program cutbacks, CVAA is conducting a local version of the national March for Meals campaign which during the month of March will raise additional funds and recruit new volunteer drivers for this outstanding community service, and
Whereas, many religious and business organizations are participating in this fundraising and community awareness campaign, now therefore be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:
That the General Assembly honors the Champlain Valley Agency on Aging March for Meals campaign, and be it further
Resolved: That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to John Barbour, the executive director of the Champlain Valley Agency on Aging.
The Vermont General Assembly
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