Region 8 Planning and Development Council
The Region 8 Planning & Development Council (PDC) was established by West Virginia (WV) State Code in 1972. The region is made up of the Potomac Highlands which includes Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Mineral and Pendleton Counties. It is the mission of the Region 8/PDC to obtain the maximum level of economic and community development in the Potomac Highlands of WV through development, planning and by assisting local governments and businesses implement projects and programs. Often times the Council is sought out to extend its capacity beyond its regional borders for program service delivery. Such has been the case with Senior Corps and other aging programs, thus having successful working relations in Berkeley, Jefferson, Morgan, Barbour, Doddridge, Harrison, Lewis, Preston, Pocahontas, Randolph, Taylor, Tucker, Upshur, Calhoun, Gilmore, Marion, Monongalia, Pleasants, Ritchie, Tyler, Wirt, and Wood counties.
RSVP Volunteers proposed = 310; Unduplicated Volunteers = 31; Number of Stations = 24; Federal Funding Requested = $76,679; Local Funding Level = $32,909
Population (s) project intends to serve: children & youth, veterans & military families, seniors, low income families, general public. Primary Focus Area: Healthy Living/Service Category: Food Security; especially involving children and senior populations. Volunteer Service Activity: Organize/participate in nutrition education, training, dissemination of information and actively serving in service programs such as meals on wheels, food banks, food drives, school meals programs and congregate meals. Location (s) of Service Activity: Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan and Pendleton counties. Expected results/outcomes of the volunteer's services: The project anticipates the RSVP will enhance the accessibility to educational information, services, and resources.