Meals on Wheels Central Texas checks on homebound and elderly during heat warning
When it's over a hundred degrees the last thing you want to is go outdoors. But there are some folks making the trip so that others don't have to.
Johnny Limon and his family have been active in East Austin for generations. And he's continuing the tradition by getting his grand-nephews involved in his volunteering for Meals on Wheels. "They're going to come with me, they're going to help," he says.
Limon is a regular volunteer, but he knows his work is extra important today. He says, “This hot weather. It affects senior citizens more than anyone else."
Many Meals on Wheels clients are homebound. And for them, cooking can actually be dangerous. Limon says, “Our senior citizens are vulnerable people and many times they don't have the luxury of being able to go out and they really can't prepare foods for themselves."
Today Limon and his family crisscrossed East Austin making deliveries. Some destinations were quick stops. He finds out how they're doing and moves on. At others he lingers... If they like. He just wants to make sure his clients are taking care of themselves.
And Limon says he gets payment in full with every delivery. “When you get their blessings and they talk to you and they feel happy when they see you," he says, “It's priceless, it's priceless."