City of Plainview
Runningwater Draw RSVP is a federally legislated grant program serving three rural communities in the Texas Panhandle/South Plains area for the past 40 years. Floyd, Hale and Lamb counties encompass 3,013 square miles. Senior volunteers aged 55 and over are linked with community needs throughout the three counties served. At the end of the 36 month grant period, an estimated 325 unduplicated RSVP volunteers will serve elderly, homebound, disabled, veterans, low-income adults and children through their efforts at 30 volunteer stations in Floyd, Hale and Lamb counties. The primary focus area for Runningwater Draw RSVP will be Healthy Futures. Through this important area, an estimated 174 unduplicated RSVP volunteers will serve homebound, older adults, veterans and individuals with disabilities through sites providing food delivery, and companionship. They will also serve through food distribution, food collection and food pantry support at two food pantries which provide emergency only food assistance.
In addition, volunteers will provide childhood immunization education for new mothers at three hospitals which will ensure healthy futures for the children born in Floyd, Hale and Lamb counties. Approximately 590 unduplicated new mothers will receive this lifesaving education during 12 months at the end of the 36 month period. Also, at the end of the 36 month performance period, 400 individuals assisted through food delivery, and companionship will report having increased social ties or perceived social support.
Also at the end of the period, 440 individuals will report increased food security for themselves and their children as a result of the services provided by the volunteers. These outcomes will be achieved through the efforts of the unduplicated RSVP volunteers. The CNCS federal investment of $46,540 will be supplemented by $39,835 of non-federal resources.