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Best Friends of the Year
Rob & Debbie Monnier
The Arc of Orleans County is proud to announce that Rob and Debbie Monnier have been named the Agency’s 2014 Best Friends.
Our 2014 Best Friends, Rob & Debbie Monnier contacted the Agency in October 2013 with an interest in becoming volunteer drivers for Meals On Wheels. Their intention was to drive a couple days a week. They have gone above and beyond that almost every single week since they started. If the program is short drivers, they will come in on the drop of a hat to make deliveries. They call on their days off to see if they are needed. They are always willing to learn a new route – and these routes can change daily – and they never complain.
Both are very friendly with the seniors while making their deliveries. They are very caring and concerned about their well-being. They have gone back at the end of a route to double-check on a person or have returned to the office and called to check up on a client. They’ve helped the seniors out by getting their mail or newspapers for them, too.
With Rob doing the driving, Debbie will run the food deliveries to the door. If they have a day off, the seniors always ask “Where’s Debbie?” Rob also helps out the other drivers at the Albion congregate site where they all pick up their meals to be delivered. He will help bring containers out to the cars or return them back into the building. Both have helped at the site by setting up tables and chairs, assisting with route sheets. In 2014, they donated a total of 258 hours of service to The Arc.
Robert and Deborah Monnier are definitely deserving of the Best Friend of the Year Award for all they have done for the Meals On Wheels program, but more importantly for the many seniors whose lives they touch on a daily basis.
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Archie Washak – Direct Support Professional
“It’s the trust that I get to develop with the people who live at Stork Street that keeps me coming back every morning. It’s also the perfect job for a retiree looking to give back to the community.”
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