A very special birthday
Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island’s youngest “ volunteer”, Max, recently celebrated his second birthday. Instead of gifts, he and his mom Jenna, who is also a volunteer, asked that friends and family donate to Meals on Wheels of Rhode … Continue reading
Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island was delighted to receive hundreds of beautiful Valentine’s Day cards during February. The cards were handmade by young people participating in the second annual LOVE LETTERS program and were delivered to our Rhode Island … Continue reading
Meals on Wheels Partnered with Balise Suburu to “Share the Love” during the 2014 Holiday Season
This local effort was part of Suburu America, Inc.’s national year-end “Share the Love” event, designed as a way for local retailers to give back to their local communities and which helped fight senior isolation and hunger. As the only … Continue reading
Centreville Bank Provides Funding for Emergency Meal Program
A generous $20,000 donation by Centreville Bank enabled Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island to continue to deliver shelf-stable meals to 1,350 Rhode Islanders. This donation ensures clients have nutritious meals if inclement weather or other emergencies prevent meal deliveries. … Continue reading
Joseph N. Brown, MOWRI Founder, 1924-2014
oseph N. Brown, 90, died on November 17. He was the beloved husband of Jeannette (Carpenter) Brown for 19 years. Born in 1924 in Durham, Maine, he was a son of the late Joseph and Charity Brown. He served during World War II as a tank instructor at Camp Hord, Texas. On a week-long furlough in 1944 he married Fern Hastings, to whom he was married for 50 years until her death in 1994.
After the war he attended Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, on the GI Bill, while supporting his family by selling Fuller Brushes. By his graduation in 1950 he had a family of four children, later followed by four more, with whom he shared many “game nights” and adventuresome bedtime stories.
Joe moved to RI in 1954. Through the years he held many jobs, one of his favorites being teaching at Ponaganset High School where he also coached Cross Country (“just get the next man”) and started the Adult Education Program. He also started the Scituate / Foster Little League Program, was secretary to the Building Committee of Trimtown Elementary School, and served for a number of years on the Board of Directors of the North Scituate Library. Continue reading
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