National Association of RSVP Directors (NARSVPD)
National Association of RSVP Directors, Inc. (NARSVPD), A Day to Remember, A Day to Prepare
The National Association of RSVP Directors, Inc. (NARSVPD) proposes A Day to Remember, A Day to Prepare, in which 10 sub-grants of $5000 each will be competitively awarded to programs to engage older volunteers in service that pays tribute to victims of September 11, 2001 implements service projects that prepare and educate those most vulnerable to disasters. This proposal addresses the Corporation's Disaster Services priority.
NARSVPD is well aware of how poorly prepared the elderly, frail and disabled communities are for emergencies. Seventy five percent of those who died in the Chicago heat wave of 1995 were over the age of 65. Thirty-one frail elderly perished in Hurricane Katrina because they lacked transportation and financial resources for evacuations.
The primary goals of A Day to Remember, A Day to Prepare are to honor those that served during 9/11, engage a minimum of 1000 senior volunteers at 10 sites in service activities that ensure that the elderly, frail, individuals with disabilities and others with special needs are better prepared for emergencies like fires, tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes and other natural disasters, and create public awareness about disaster preparedness.
NARSVPD will oversee a competitive process to identify and will select sub-grantees from applicants submitting high quality proposals, representing urban/rural projects and each of the five regional clusters.