Sun Mar 19, 2017, 09:48 AM
DonViejo (25,312 posts)
Meals on Wheels America sees surge in donations
19 MAR 2017 AT 09:40 ET
Meals on Wheels America, the umbrella organization for 5,000 providers of home-delivered meals for seniors, said on Saturday that online donations have surged since the White House released a proposed budget that could lead to a big drop in its funding.
The organization, which provides advocacy services for the national network, received about $50,000 on Thursday after the budget blueprint was announced, compared with $1,000 on a typical day.
President Donald Trumpís first budget proposal includes a 17.9 percent cut for fiscal 2018 in funds for the Department of Health and Human Services, which provides most of the government support for Meals on Wheels, the organization said.
The budget proposal did not say how the cut would affect the Administration for Community Living, the HHS agency that funds nutrition programs for the elderly, Meals on Wheels spokeswoman Jenny Bertolette said.
Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/meals-on-wheels-america-sees-surge-in-donations/
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)
Sun Mar 19, 2017, 12:19 PM
cry baby (5,467 posts)
2. This increase in donations is likely a temporary phenomenon.
Because MOW is in the news as losing funding, donations will come in to help. As MOW news coverage lessens, donations will slow back to its normal or near normal level, leaving MOW short of money to feed needy people.