RSVP of United Way of Central West Virginia is requesting $96,593 to support 400 unduplicated volunteers in Boone, Cabell, Kanawha, Putnam, Wayne and Lincoln counties in West Virginia with a primary focus of Healthy Futures. In addition to the program's primary focus area of Healthy Futures, LifeBridge RSVP will also engage volunteers in the following focus areas: Disaster Services; Veterans and Military Families; Economic Opportunity; and Capacity Building. Volunteers will accomplish these services through a network of approximately 75 volunteer stations such as multi-purpose senior centers, hospitals, community food banks, nutrition programs, Veteran Centers, and other community-based nonprofit organizations providing a variety of the services listed.
At the end of the three year grant cycle, the program anticipates that 6,000 homebound or older adults and adults with disabilities will receive prepared meals delivered by RSVP volunteers; 12,000 homebound or older adults will receive nutrition education and meal preparation instruction; 6,000 seniors will receive basic medical screenings, health literature and health education; 6,000 seniors will receive transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping and other shopping activities; 6,000 seniors will participate in healthy activities led by RSVP volunteers; 15,000 individuals will be provided with food, nutrition information, and referral services to assist in alleviating long term hunger; 3,000 Veterans and/or economically disadvantaged individuals will receive job training and skill development; 3,000 community members will receive training on individual and family disaster preparation; and 1,500 residents will receive community disaster response training.
The CNCS investment of $96,593 will be supplemented with $28,977.90 in non-federal resources.