High Country RSVP receives $47,705 in new funding | PostIndependent.com

High Country RSVP receives $47,705 in new funding

High Country RSVP has been awarded a $47,705 grant to support senior volunteer activities from the Corporation for National and Community Service.

The funds were awarded as part of a competitive grant process for RSVP, one of three Senior Corps programs administered by CNCS.

Retired senior volunteers help the elderly, disabled and low- to moderate-income individuals with their Medicare and health insurance, and with small home repairs. Volunteers also prepare and file taxes, teach Driver Safety Classes for 50-plus and deliver Meals on Wheels, to name just a few of the ways they are giving back to their communities.

“By working with students, providing job training and helping veterans transition into civilian life, volunteers age 55 and over are helping to transform the lives of the people they serve,” said Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service. “Our communities need the talents and skills of all Americans as we continue moving this nation forward. The dedication of RSVP volunteers shows that service benefits not only organizations, but those who serve as well.”

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