Call-A-Day Program Seeks Call Recipients

By Friends & Neighbors December 15, 2015 21:10

woman on phoneDo you know a woman who might benefit from a daily phone call from a caring volunteer?

“We have plenty of volunteers, but right now we have only six women who receive calls,” says Twain Harte resident Virginia Wiest of the Call-A-Day Program serving Tuolumne, Calaveras and Amador counties. “Normally we have 15 to 20.”

Some call recipients have moved or passed away, says Wiest, 80, the program’s longtime volunteer organizer. And finding others who might benefit from such calls has proven difficult.

Started by a retired minister more than 33 years ago, the program serves women of any age in the tri-county area. Volunteers call between 8 and 9am daily to check on each woman’s well-being and can summon help if a call goes unanswered.

To sign up to receive calls, contact Wiest at (209) 586-3327.

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By Friends & Neighbors December 15, 2015 21:10
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