Otsego County United Way
An estimated 324 RSVP volunteers will serve. They will provide non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) services, distribute health insurance benefit information, conduct evidence-based health education programs (including ones offered specifically at a regional Veterans Transitional Housing Community located in our area), leverage in-kind resources by supporting area blood drives and our food pantry, assist in disaster preparedness activities, help adult learners to prepare for their GEDs, and support the community through numerous "other community priority" volunteer projects. These activities will be accomplished through a network of approximately 50 volunteer placement sites. Examples of organizations where the volunteers serve include the Otsego County Commission on Aging, Patriot Place, the American Red Cross, the Otsego County Food Pantry, and a multitude of "community priority" agencies such as the Otsego County Historical Society and Gaylord High School's Gornick Auditorium. The primary focus area of this project is Healthy Futures. At the end of the three-year grant, the anticipated outcomes include annually providing NEMT services to 70 clients, distributing health insurance benefit information to 150 people, conducting health education programs for 120 individuals (including a target veterans group), supporting numerous drives that collect 500 units of blood, and providing GED tutoring services to 25 adult learners. The CNCS federal investment of $ 38,251.00 per year will be supplemented by $ 67,678.00 in annual state, local and in-kind support.