City of Waveland1
An estimated 127 RSVP volunteers will serve. They will impact our community through a network of three volunteer stations that focus on aging in place through our R-U-OK? Program, which assists seniors in living independently by filling transportation needs as well as companionship and phone support for the homebound. Our Handyman Brigade station accomplishes this objective as well by making light home repairs for the disabled, frail elderly, and other senior citizens. Our local food pantry is manned and under the direction of RSVP volunteers, serving over 10,000 needy individuals each year. The primary focus area of this project is HEALTHY FUTURES. At the end of the three-year grant, over 10,000 residents will have experienced increased food security and 500 elderly and/or homebound seniors will be better able to live independently in their homes. The CNCS federal investment of $48489.00 will be supplemented by $71000.00 in non-federal resources, including cash support and in-kind resources through our sponsor and local government agencies.