Every few weeks, SarahLee Morris takes an hour out of her day to pick up lunches at Lubbock Meals On Wheels and deliver them to MOW recipients.

The Metropolitan Lubbock Rotary Club has been running two MOW routes every week for the past 33 years and this is the 10th year Morris has volunteered her time through the rotary club to help.

Other volunteers recognize her and greet her warmly when she walks in. After a few minutes of chitchat, she gets to work reviewing her route, grabbing the lunches and packing them into her car.

The rotary club's motto is "service before self," Morris said. It's something she takes to heart.

"She does a lot of volunteering, not just with the rotary club, but with a lot of other organizations," said Ken Patterson, a Metropolitan Lubbock Rotary Club member.

Besides driving MOW routes, Morris has volunteered her time around the community in other ways. She's served as a MOW board member, has helped with the clinical pastoral education program at Covenant Health and has served as a board member for the Volunteer Center of Lubbock, to name a few.

Asked why she does it, the Colorado City-native said she just wants to help.

"There's always somebody less fortunate," Morris said as she drove her MOW route. "It doesn't matter how down you are, there's always somebody who has greater needs."

Many Meals On Wheels recipients along the route she drove struggle with mobility. She offered multiple times to carry plates inside their homes, though she doesn't have to. One person yelled "God bless you" as Morris turned to walk back to her car.

Blessings and well wishes are the most payments she gets, but like her fellow rotary club members, she doesn't ever expect more.

"She gets paid like all of us do - with smiles," Ken Patterson said.

Ken and his wife, Elyn, also a Metropolitan Lubbock Rotary Club member, have known Morris for at least 10 years. They've made multiple road trips together through the club helping with one of Morris's favorite rotary club programs - the Rotary Youth Exchange.

"She's a very caring person," Elyn Patterson said.