'Gives you a cuddly feeling' Meals-on-Wheels gives donated socks to seniors

Posted at 3:40 PM, Dec 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-17 20:14:32-05

DICKSON, Tenn. (WTVF) — Volunteers with Mid-Cumberland Meals-on-Wheels brought seniors socks that were donated by local children.

Christmas socks may seem like a small gesture, but these moments mean everything to seniors like Cynthia Cory. For many homebound seniors without family, the socks will be their only Christmas present this year.

"Very nice, thank you!" Cory said. "It’s great. It gives them a chance to do community service which is really important to keep kids out of trouble now."

Over 500 socks were donated by children who are in a program at Judson Baptist Church. Cynthia loves the fuzzy ones.

When Cynthia hangs out with her parakeets Polly and Molly, she says her feet are usually cold.

"I’ll have plenty of socks for the winter," Cory said.

While these meal deliveries may seem routine, one of these visits actually saved Cynthia's life. She's thankful a volunteer driver was there for her in her time of need.

"I was lying on the floor for about a day and a half, and I heard them come, and I yelled and yelled and yelled and they must have heard me because they went over to the rental office and got the rental lady, and Steve who is head of maintenance, and they came in and opened the door and called 911,” Cory said, "So good that they took the time to listen and knocked on the window to make sure I knew that they had heard me, I mean they went the whole 9 yards."

If you would like to donate to Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency's Meals-on-Wheels program go here.