Ed Kendrick of Heartland Church Rejoins Board of Directors of Winter Haven-Based Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels of Polk County welcomed Ed Kendrick of Winter Haven to his second tour of duty as a member of its board of directors at its regular monthly meeting in mid February. A native of Polk County, Kendrick is founder and senior pastor at Heartland Church in downtown Winter Haven. Prior to answering the call to the ministry, he was a commercial banker for many years and also volunteered his time and talents to serve on the MOW board of directors.
“We are delighted that Ed accepted our invitation to return to our board. He is a highly-respected member of the Polk County community who made a valuable contribution to Meals on Wheels in the past and will continue to help us serve the people of Polk County in the future,” said MOW Chairman Kenny Moore.
Over the years, Kendrick has served on the boards of many civic, social and professional organizations in Polk County, in addition to being a former mayor and commissioner in the City of Fort Meade. Kendrick and his wife, Nancy, reside in Winter Haven.
Headquartered at 620 Sixth Street in Winter Haven, MOW Polk County is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization that each year prepares and delivers 80,000 meals to homebound people in Winter Haven, Auburndale, Lake Alfred, Dundee, Haines City, Lake Hamilton, Davenport and Lakeland.
On a typical weekday, MOW volunteers visit 350 homes of people mostly over the age of 65 to provide them with nutritious, freshly cooked, hot meals. These MOW volunteers not only deliver meals, but are very often the only people homebound MOW clients have an opportunity to interact with on a daily basis.
Meals on Wheels of Polk County welcomes volunteers to serve as drivers, kitchen workers, thrift store clerks, fundraisers and board members. Anyone wishing to become a MOW volunteer or client should call Susan Fitzgibbons at 299-1616. Information also can be obtained by visiting the MOW Web site at www.mealsonwheelspolk.com.
Because it receives no government funding, Meals on Wheels of Polk County relies solely on fundraising initiatives, thrift store sales and donations from individuals, corporate sponsors, churches and non-profit charitable organizations to carry on its mission of providing nutritious hot meals and interacting with homebound Polk County citizens of all ages and backgrounds.
3/14/2018 08:16:08 am
My mom took meals from them for a while. There is not e nought good words to describe this organization.. Their volunteers are some of the sweetest people you could ever meet.. and their meals are fabulous, they are well packed and the food is great. They also brought mom bread, cookies, pies all kinds of extras.. God Bless them all, and thank you for all you do for so many seniors in need... and my mom....
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