Volunteer spotlight: Scott Gaines, Meals on Wheels

VERGENNES — Vergennes businessman Scott Gaines looks forward all week to the time he spends delivering Meals On Wheels to seniors in the city, all on behalf of the nonprofit agency Age Well.  “I love working with the people,” said Gaines, entering his 24th year working on behalf of Meals on Wheels and its Vergennes clients. “I’ve told Age Well it’s the best hour of my week, going out visiting with people.” Gaines was the president of the Rotary Club in the mid-1990s when the club adopted Meals on Wheels as … (read more)

Volunteers are delivering necessities in Brandon area

BRANDON — A group of volunteers is giving their time to Brandon-area residents who can’t get out to shop for food or other necessities during this time of social distancing. Brandon Area Deliveries is serving Brandon, Forest Dale, Goshen, Leicester, Pitts … (read more)

Postcards connect kids and elders

BRISTOL, LINCOLN, NEW HAVEN — Volunteers in the Mount Abraham Unified School District have launched a program to connect local students to their fellow community members, especially elders and those in households without children in school. The project, w … (read more)

Volunteer org springs up for the health crisis

ADDISON COUNTY — As the reality of social distancing set in last month, some in the community realized that there would be a disconnect between those who needed help during the coronavirus public health emergency and those who could help those in need. Th … (read more)