Eric Ehst, Executive Director
Over 700 of our disabled, homebound and frail neighbors rely on Neighbors Who Care to make sure they can get to lifesaving medical appointments, get groceries or hot meals, receive welfare checks or have access to other services that allow them to continue living at home. All of this vital assistance is provided by our cadre of caring community volunteers.
Well, it’s July, and about half of our volunteers are summering in the Midwest. Unfortunately, the people we help don’t get to leave town and they still need food, trips to dialysis and a myriad of other small kindnesses just to survive. We’re running out of volunteers. It really hurts to have to tell a disabled grandmother that we can’t find her a ride to the doctor.
We desperately need your help to continue helping them. Volunteering with Neighbors Who Care is really easy. You can do as much or as little as you want and only when it fits your schedule. There’s no minimum requirement and a lot of different jobs to choose from. Did I mention that it’s also fun, heartwarming and personally rewarding?
Please, if you have a little spare time (and a lot of heart), call NWC and help us help them. You won’t be disappointed. You make a world of difference. Phone 480-895-7133 or go to www.NeighborsWhoCare.com.
The Sun Lakes Bike Club makes donation to NWC in memory of founder Bob Evans. In 2012, Bob and Lee Evans created the Sun Lakes Bike Club (SLBC). The club grew from just a few riders that year to about 40 current members. Bob married Lee in 1961 and graduated from University California Berkley with an MS in nuclear engineering. Bob and Lee’s passion was cycling. Bob was a former Master Cycling Racer and was known throughout New England for his hill-climbing ability. In the last few years, Bob and Lee volunteered at Neighbors Who Care. After Bob passed, the Bike Club took donations from its members in his honor. Bob and Lee believed in what NWC was doing, and Lee suggested giving all the donations to them in Bob’s memory.
In the beginning, there were only two rides per week. The club now has a choice of four rides each week during the winter months. Everything for the beginning rider to more advanced. The SLBC is a group of people in our community who love to ride, but the club has many more activities that Bob and Lee liked to attend. They just had a Cinco de Mayo party in May, and they always have something going for each holiday.
Bob will truly be missed by everybody in the club. Bob passed on February 27 of this year from the results of a stroke. He was 79.