A fairly new organization in Warren County has made its fourth donation to a local charity.
The Power of 100 celebrates one year in October. Group members strive to make the community a better place by supporting its nonprofit organizations. Its latest donation of $9,800 was made to Meals on Wheels.
“We are proud of how much The Power of 100 has grown in such a short amount of time, but we are most proud of the good we have been able to do in that time frame,” said member Karen Wilson, of the all-female group. “The nonprofits of Warren County need our support, and we are happy to facilitate some of that support so they can help those who need it the most. Meals on Wheels is a wonderful example of nonprofits giving their all to help others.”
The Meals on Wheels program began in 1977 with 50 clients, two employees, and five delivery routes. Now it serves over 50,000 meals year and is one of the only programs left in the state to serve fresh, hot meals to its participants. The program is quite literally driven by volunteers with deliveries going out from its McMinnville location to Centertown, Morrison, Irving College and all areas in between.
“The funds come at an opportune time,” said Nancy Mayfield, who oversees the program with fellow director Dana Green. “Our commercial freezer went out, and we have been waiting for grant money to help replace it. Equipment loss and maintenance are devastating to the budget of the program. We are so thankful for this donation and how it will help with the preparation of the daily meals.”
Volunteers are always in need by Meals on Wheels. Those interested can call 931-473-3514, Monday through Friday.
The Power of 100 Warren County currently has 135 members. It held its first meeting in October of 2018 and has contributed a total of $32,600 to charities in Warren County. The concept of the organization is simple, with the power of 100 women coming together to help the community. One hundred percent of the money contributed by the women of Warren County goes to the chosen charity.
The Power of 100 is guided by a steering committee of local members. The next meeting will be held on October 22. The group is actively seeking new members to join and make a difference. Membership forms can be found on the group’s website, thepowerof100wc.com. The group also has a Facebook and Instagram page with the latest activities and news.
Charities interested in applying for a donation can find nomination forms on the website and must be a 501(c)3 in Warren County.