PRESS RELEASE

BALL GROUND, GA (Feb. 21, 2024) – A Cherokee County Senior Services volunteer was recently honored before the Board of Commissioners for her lifesaving efforts while serving with Meals on Wheels.

At the Feb. 20 Board of Commissioners meeting, Nora Fett, a volunteer with the Meals on Wheels program, was presented with a service award by representatives from Cherokee County Senior Services.

“We’re presenting Nora with this award to say thank you for her many years of service and for always going above and beyond to care for our seniors,” said Cherokee County Senior Services Director Tim Morris.

While delivering meals on Dec. 6, Fett became concerned when one of her clients didn’t come to the door. Sensing something was off, Fett circled back to the home after making another delivery in an attempt to contact the client. After repeated unanswered knocks at the door, Fett located a spare key that she had previously been given permission to use and entered the home. Fett found the client unresponsive and called 911. The client had suffered a medical emergency and was transported to the hospital where they were treated and released.

“It’s worth noting that this client is part of the Cherokee Sheriff’s Offices’ RUOK program and had received a phone call early that morning checking in and a Senior Services staff member had also spoken with the client that morning around 11:00 a.m.,” said Home Delivered Meals Supervisor Brittany Kiser. “Nora showed up to deliver meals between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. and if she had not gone in, there is no telling how long this client would have laid there unconscious or what the end result might have been.”

Fett has volunteered with Cherokee County Senior Services’ Meals on Wheels program since May of 2001, making her the longest volunteer in the program. Despite no longer living in the county, Fett continues to commute each week from Cartersville to make deliveries in Ball Ground.

For more information on the RUOK program visit sheriff.cherokeecountyga.gov/RUOK.php and for information on the Meals on Wheel program call 770-345-5320.

 

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