An area senior center is in urgent need of volunteers.
The Joplin Senior Center is short on drivers for its “Meals on Wheels” program. Rita Breen runs the program and says drivers are needed throughout the year but they need more volunteers this time of the year than usual.
“Right now we have people going on vacation, we probably have four routes a week that we need covered, four routes or more out of the 11 we do everyday, it takes about two and a half hours to do the job,” says Rita Breen.
If you want to volunteer your time for the program, you are asked to stop by the senior center located at 22nd and Jackson in Joplin.