We have been delivering frozen meals on Mondays, Wednesdays &
Fridays since COVID-19 began. On Thanksgiving, we delivered everyone a Free HOT Turkey dinner with all the trimmings and a
Hershey Kiss turkey thanks to donor Julie West.
We had several special extras for clients in December. Volunteer
Heather O’Farrell made and packaged hundreds of delicious holiday
cookies for our clients.
Every client was also given a holiday gift bag
and greeting card. The gift bags were filled
with items donated by our generous
community. They included items such as
socks, toiletries, large print playing cards,
puzzle books, Kleenex, pencils, pens,
and envelopes. Thank you to PetSmart
who donated stuffed animals for everyone.
The holiday gifts were coordinated
by Pam Frieden, assisted by elves Norma
Abdullah, Julie West, & Suzanne Moller.
My name is Christopher Rose, and I am a junior
at New West Charter. What started as part of
the community hours I need to graduate next
year has become a life-changing experience.
Thank you, Meals on Wheels, for giving me
the opportunity to get to know a world outside
the walls of my house, outside the walls of my
bedroom, a world where our elderly
community needs our help; for instilling in me
the love for volunteering now, and once I
become a college student, and for the chance of
doing this with my favorite person in the world:
Volunteer Coordinator Dave says…. When you go
grocery shopping, pick up something extra you
think our clients might like and drop it off at
A big THANK YOU to L.A. City Councilman Paul Koretz for his generous donation to our mission.
We are also so excited to have the Northrup Grumman Foundation join the ranks of the many foundations who continue to support us during COVID-19.
THANK YOU to the volunteer Food Packers-Wendy Bohem, Jeanine Haycock, Alyssa Jarnot, Peter Robertson, Alan Sova, Julie West and staff member Suzanne Moller who choose the best meals for our client then bag them for the volunteer drivers to deliver. THANK YOU to Frances Williams for all the beautiful, crocheted scarves.
And a very grateful THANK YOU to all our donor friends who have given so generously to help feed our homebound seniors – THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
CPMOW Client Bill Hughes has led a very interesting life and
always willing to share a story with our volunteers. Mr. Hughes
was born in 1925 and has lived in Culver City since 1931. Mr.
Hughes served in the US Army and Air Force in World War II,
Korea and Vietnam! He volunteered for duty when asked
during each conflict. During World War II he taught aeronautical
maintenance to Chinese pilots and others. When stationed in
Phoenix, AZ he was a frequent guest of Air Force officer Barry
Goldwater’s home on weekends. Bill’s hobby is flying. He has
four children- one son and three daughters – and all four were in the military and all four are pilots!
After graduating from Hamilton H.S. he never intended to go to college but his interest in aeronautics
led him to a major in chemical physics. During graduate school at UCLA, he was asked to work on a
project to rid the noxious fish odor Peru had in their harbors. He was contacted because he had
worked with the fish odor problem at LA Terminal Island. He was invited to Lima, Peru for 10 days
but stayed 1-1/2 years! The techniques that worked at Terminal Island worked in Peru. He was
treated very well and became friends with high officials. His work had far reaching influence. When
Peru wanted regulations for Clean Air, they asked Bill to draft the legislation. Argentina used Bill’s
work for Peru for their own legislation. When the US was looking to draft the Clean Air Act, they used
Argentina’s bill as a model so Bill is the “Great Grandfather of the Clean Air Act”.
Suzanne Moller – Administrative Assistant
David Colitre – Volunteer Coordinator
Marylou Hanna – Bookkeeper
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CPMOW Winter 2021 Newsletter designed & edited by board member Julie West.