Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 3:15:42 PM

Local News

Print Friendly | Bookmark and Share

Crossing the Nation For Meals on Wheels

59-year-old Phil Cihiwsky is traveling coast to coast on foot.

"I like to walk on average 20 miles per day," said Cihiwsky.

On October 4th, Cihiwksy will complete his 3,200 trip when he reaches York Harbor, Maine.

The goal of his seven month journey is to raise funds and awareness for Meals on Wheels.

"A program like Meals on Wheels crosses all boundaries.  Everyone hopes someday they will grow old and as we grow older, the likelihood that we'll need the services of Meals on Wheels," said Cihiwsky.

With donations and help from volunteers, Broome County's program delivered over 275,000 meals to seniors last year.

"I'm very impressed that the Meals on Wheels program has touched his heart and helped him to go along the way and stop at different programs across the country," said Cihiwsky.

The Vestal native has traveled alongside highways and through cities, stopping at Meals on Wheels locations and encouraging others to get involved and delivering a meal or two himself.

"I hope it inspires people to recognize that everyday ten, if not hundreds of thousands of volunteers around this country are delivering meals for the many programs and that's a volunteer effort.  I hope the are inspired to contact their local program and ask if they too can become a volunteer," said Cihiwsky.

**Ali Warner Fox 40 HD News**

VIEW VIDEO

View Related Articles: Broome County, Endicott or comment on this one below.

blog comments powered by Disqus


Back Back

Binghamton web design and website hosting by EFX internet  EFX internet


Additional Articles


Mythbusters Eco-Edition VIEW VIDEO
When you think detective, I bet you don't think young children!   That's right some local students gathered at Cornell Cooperative Extension for "Mythbusters Eco-Edition". During their time as... more

SUNY Broome to Host Companies Under Tax-Free Program VIEW VIDEO
Yesterday Binghamton University unveiled five businesses that will take root on it's campus -- part of the Start Up New York Initiative -- well today SUNY Broome shed some light on it's plan to host... more

Debra Hogan Announces Candidacy for Broome County Legislature VIEW VIDEO
Debra Hogan is announcing her candidacy for the County Legislature. Hogan is running in district number 14 which includes the east side, the north side, center city and a portion of the first ward of... more

Binghamton Vendors to Partake in NY State Fair VIEW VIDEO
There will be plenty of Binghamton flavor at this year's New York State Fair. About 30,000 to 40,000 people from Binghamton. And the Southern Tier are expected to make their way to Syracuse in... more

Police Arrest 4th Suspect in Residential Robbery Case VIEW VIDEO
Another arrest in the string of residential robberies in Binghamton from earlier this month. Police today arrested Fawzi Algahaim, co-owner of Gone Mobile. A second-hand dealer of goods such as... more

Local Men Face Criminal Mischief Charges VIEW VIDEO
Three men are being accused of drilling gas tanks at Michael's Auto on Front Street in the Town of Chenango, and causing more than $4,000 in damage to eight vehicles. A Broome County police... more

Sheriff Moss Criticizes Cuomo Over Disband of Moreland Commission VIEW VIDEO
In the wake of questions surrounding Governor Cuomo's disbanding of the Moreland Commission -- the group he set up to investigate corruption in Albany - the GOP's Lieutenant Governor candidate hit... more

Click here for more local news...icon

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 A News Story

If you are looking for a copy of a news story that we recently aired, simply click here to find out how.

Breaking News

Do you have a tip or information about a breaking news story? Contact the FOX 40 News Desk at 607.798.0070 or send us an email .




ADVERTISEMENT

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Stumble It More...