Athens-Limestone County RSVP Board of Directors Incorporated
Athens-Limestone County RSVP provides high quality volunteer opportunities for 375 individuals to develop leadership roles, reflect on the meaning of service to the community and gain new skills. RSVP volunteers will serve frail, disabled and homebound seniors, children/students, and veterans. Healthy Futures is the Primary Focus area that will be addressed by 136 RSVP vols. 25 volunteers will provide transportation to 240 homebound, disabled/older adults and individuals with disabilities including veterans assisting with health/household management 47 volunteers will deliver meals to 100 homebound. 52 vols. will serve as friendly visitors/companionship to 300 individuals to insure a caring quality of life. 7 Volunteers will serve at the food bank to alleviate long-term hunger. Respite services provided by 5 RSVP volunteers will result in 25 caregivers' increased social ties and support. Volunteers will offer respite care, transportation, food security, and monthly activities to the 6720 local veterans/family members. 30 RSVP volunteers will serve as classroom tutors in grades K-8 in areas of math and reading to 250 students. RSVP maintains community partnerships and 55 volunteer stations with local school systems, law enforcement, Health Department, DHR, Hospital, Red Cross, United Way, Boys and Girls Clubs, Veteran Organizations, Council on Aging, Emergency Management Agency, Athens State University, City and County Governments, Senior Housing, Faith-Based Organizations, and local non-profits. RSVP will meet health needs within the service area by increasing access to care and promoting aging in place initiatives for 640 individuals. 4000 households receiving food from the food bank will report increased food security for their household. RSVP anticipates that more retired persons will remain healthy and active in the community longer if they are engaged with a program like RSVP. RSVP is a 501? 3 organization sponsored by A/L RSVP, Inc. Board of Directors. The CNCS federal investment of $132,514.00 will be supplemented by $70,220.00. The non-federal funding is from the State of Alabama General Fund Budget and United Way of Limestone County.