Shortage of money won’t stop volunteer |

Shortage of money won’t stop volunteer

Don Mabon delivered 24 meals Friday to home-bound senior citizens in Grass Valley.

And he didn’t get a dime for it.

The 75-year-old man usually would get reimbursed for mileage.

But thanks to the state budge impasse, Mabon hasn’t gotten a mileage reimbursement check since early June.

Ditto for Friends of the Nevada County Libraries. Mabon hasn’t gotten mileage reimbursement for driving around and picking up used books for its book sale.

Same story with the Area Four Agency on Aging. Mabon sits on an advisory council there, but won’t get mileage reimbursement until the budget gets settled.

All told, it’s about $50 a month.

“It’s going to pinch,” said Mabon, who is a on a fixed income.

Fortunately for those who depend on him, Mabon will hang in there, unpaid, until the budget impasse ends.

And when he finally gets all his mileage reimbursement checks?

“Probably go to Reno,” Mabon joked.

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