The WKBN 27 Caring for Our Community campaign honors local juniors and seniors in our Tom Holden Memorial Scholarship competition. In 2019, more than 225 entries were recieved from across our Valley.
We would like to congratulate our 5th place winner – Noah Jones, a junior at LaBrae High School, who wrote his PSA about Meals on Wheels of Mahoning County.
[Image fades from black screen to black and white video of people working in steel mills. Alternates to video of old car going down a dirt road]
Over 80 years ago, the greatest generation ever was born. They were the steel workers, the manufacturers, the working class, the fighters.
[World War II images of an American battalion is shown].
They fought to give us what we have today. We would never be here if it wasn’t for them. But recently, it seems as if we have forgot what they have done.
[Video shown of child playing on phone while his grandparents sit, disappointed.]
After retirement, they face many struggles: Loneliness, lack of finances, inability to pay bills, and the inability to do everyday tasks that we take for granted, such as cooking. Meals on Wheels of Mahoning County strives to enhance the lives of the greatest generation alive by providing them with a preassembled meal every weekday. Not only do they provide them with a meal, but they provide them company. They pour into their lives and show them how loved they are. Will you befriend them on their mission to impact the lives of the elderly?