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KEEPING VIGIL: Local man delivering more than meals

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Wally Painter delivers more than just meals on his bicycle Wally Painter delivers more than just meals on his bicycle
SPOKANE, Wash. - Nobody wants to be forgotten in this world. We need people in order to survive. In today's busy world it's hard to maintain our own lives, much less make room for others.

In this edition of Keeping Vigil, KHQ's Stephanie Vigil introduces you to Wally Painter, a man who takes care of himself, while caring for the needs of others.

Despite frigid temperatures, Wally warms the hearts of others by delivering Meals on Wheels on his bike. 

Wally bikes up hills, across busy streets and on blustery days to feed one of our most vulnerable, the elderly who are often homebound, leaving them with not just nourishment, but a smile, act of kindness and perhaps the only interaction they will have all day.

At each stop Wally truly doesn't realize how much his visits mean.

Howard Adams looks forward to seeing Wally and all of the volunteers who stop by from Meals On Wheels.

"I live alone and I don't have anyone to talk to and he likes to talk and so do I," Adams told KHQ.

If you have time and you'd like to volunteer for Meals on Wheels, you can call the organization at (509) 456-0397. You can also consider donating to Meals on Wheels this holiday season. 


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