Delivering more than meals
Delivering Meals on Wheels is a good deed by itself for volunteers, but
two local young men went a step further while on their route to wisely
help out an elderly woman in her apartment.
Delivering Meals on Wheels is a good deed by itself for volunteers, but two local young men went a step further while on their route to wisely help out an elderly woman in her apartment.
Cambridge-Isanti High School juniors Billy Winselman and Matt Ziebarth, representing the National Honor Society while delivering with Meals on Wheels, were on their route a little over a week ago which took them to Calhoun Place Apartments in Cambridge. Going through their list, they came to an apartment where no one answered their knocks. Thinking it a bit strange that a meal would have been ordered for someone not home or on vacation, they stepped inside the unlocked door to call out louder.
That’s when they saw a leg sticking out from under a fallen grandfather clock.
“Matt seemed to know what to do right away, making sure we didn’t move her at all,” replayed Winselman.
“I told Billy to get the clock off her and stay with her, then I ran to call 911,” said Ziebarth. “We ended up staying there for 10 to 15 minutes.”
“The lady was coming to near the end of that time, but you could see she was kind of in shock,” added Winselman.
The boys heard that the elderly woman was doing fine a week later but still in the hospital. Through their heads-up actions, the two definitely represented the positive traits of National Honor Society membership.