Volunteers Delivering Joy to Seniors

(Memphis) While many of you opened-up presents first thing Tuesday morning, others were out in the cold doing a good deed. They were delivering hot meals and gifts to the elderly.

It may not have been a sleigh and they might not be Santa Claus, or his helpers, but what the families delivered brought joy to those who might need it most.

"God bless all of you," said a senior-citizen in South Memphis.

"A holiday is traditional a day where you are surrounded by family and friends but for many of our seniors, that`s not the case,' said Sally Heinz, the executive director of MIFA.  "So, having this visit from a volunteer really means a lot."

Volunteers, including Shelby County's Mayor himself,  loaded-up their carts with hot meals and warm gifts, like gloves, socks and winter caps, and helped the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association, deliver them to seniors, who might not see any other face on Christmas day.

 "Some of these people don`t have the great things so we just want to help them," said Garrett Green, a 14-year-old who delivered meals with his family.

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