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Harvey Fetsch

 
Harvey Fetsch

Position: Meals on Wheels Driver

Organization: SeniorServ

 

What role does your nominee have in senior care and senior care issues?
Harvey and his trained therapy dogs Buddy and Dakota give new meaning to "Service with a Smile." The trio have been delivering Meals on Wheels three days a week for the past two years and the clients love it.


Why should this person be nominated
Harvey began volunteering for SeniorServ after reading an article about Meals on Wheels in the OC Register. Harvey says that delivering meals is rewarding to him and he plans to continue volunteering as long as he is able. Harvey said "I like helping people, seeing the smiles on their faces, and making their lives a little better. Maybe someone will take care of me one day"

In addition to delivering meals, Harvey also often helps with gardening and cleaning excess leaves and debris from clients' yards. Seeing Harvey and his dogs have become an important part of the day for the frail and isolated seniors that he delivers food to. He recalled one woman telling him he was doing the work of the Lord. He laughed and told her, "Well, it doesn't pay well, but has a good retirement plan."