GLADWIN COUNTY – The Council on Aging (CoA) of Gladwin County would like to welcome a new 2021 Ford hot shot van to their home delivered meal fleet.
The hot shot van is a vital part of the CoA’s home delivered meals program. It is utilized to run hot and cold meals from their main kitchen at the Antler Arms high rise, to all three other meal site locations throughout Gladwin County. Their old hot shot van was a 2007 Ford with 160,000 miles on it. Along with the high mileage, the van had started having major mechanical issues. CoA staff knew that it wouldn’t be long before the van would be on its last legs, and they would be out of luck.
Luck ended up being on their side, as their hard working staff was able to work hard and find additional funding for a new, more reliable hot shot van.
The CoA’s budget would have taken a big hit, but Executive Director, Lori Stout, and Program Director, Amanda Lambdin, worked hard and got all $60,396.95 (retail) paid for with grants from the Gladwin County Community Foundation, Gladwin Community Services Corporation, Gerstacker Rollin M Foundation and the Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation.
The CoA is so grateful, thankful and appreciative for our staff, the granting organizations, their followers and friends who support them along the way and the clients who they are able to help with community support like this.