Worth Knowing: Mt. Ascutney receives grant for Volunteers in Action

Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) was recently awarded a $1,000 grant from the Vermont Community Foundation’s Small and Inspiring grant program. The grant will provide funding for general operations of the Volunteers in Action program, which supports local seniors with an array of volunteer services.

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Volunteers in Action, an MAHHC-sponsored organization based in Windsor, Vermont, serves people in seven towns, including Windsor, West Windsor, Reading, Hartland, and Weathersfield, Vermont, as well as Cornish and Plainfield, New Hampshire. With more than 170 volunteers, the organization logs more than 34,000 hours a year in service to MAHHC, and drives 15,000 miles a year delivering nearly 20,000 Meals on Wheels to five towns. It helps to serve Community Meals in conjunction with Senior Solutions and MAHHC, and connects volunteers with the Vermont FoodBank’s VeggieVanGo produce delivery program. Volunteers in Action also helps with local food drives, runs a knitting group giving away knitted items to people in need, and provides referrals to other community organizations.

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