Harrison County Council on Aging Inc.

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Contact Information

PO Box 471
1316 S 25th St
Bethany, MO 64424 - 0471
(660) 425-7555
RSVP 2013 Competition Appendix A Part 1 Funding Opportunities

Executive Summary

Executive Summary: Requesting $41,698.00 from The Corporation

for National and Community Services to support the

Harrison/Daviess Counties RSVP program which is sponsored by

Council on Aging. The mission of the Harrison/Daviess Counties

RSVP is to promote systems that enhance the quality of life for

those 60 and older through meaningful volunteerism in their

community. The program strives to listen to the needs and

respond by developing programs that foster utilization of

resources effectively and efficiently, localized community service

provision and individual decision making. We value older persons

as an important segment of society and believe they should be

afforded independence, dignity, respect and the

opportunity to contribute to society and their own well being. We

believe there is strength in diversity and value working together

toward common ground goal of independence and happiness of all

older Northwest Missourians and the community as a whole.

Many workstations have declined their number of actual

employees due to economic finances, so our volunteers strive to

bridge the gap. The needs of the communities are quite similar between the two large regions of both counties. All 175

Harrison/Daviess RSVP volunteers assist to create vibrant

communities and to fill the need of donating a multitude of hours

through networking in the 3 volunteer sites of the 1 Focus Area

Initiative for Healthy Futures (Sr. Centers) with 7 Community

Priorities and the 2 capacity building/focus throughout the 2

counties. These focused needs are as follows:

Capacity Building sites are (1) the ACS Thrift Store which is staffed with 90% RSVP Volunteers which serves financially devastated households in Daviess County providing household

items and clothing. A monthly report of the items distributed and

monetary value attached to those items. And (2) The Harrison

County Food Pantry which garners donated food from the TEFAP

program and 2nd Harvest Food Bank, along with food and

monetary donations from organizations and the public in the

community. The Focus Area (Healthy Futures) is the

Harrison/Daviess Multi Purpose Centers of which there are 3

separate sites located in Bethany, Gallatin and Pattonsburg whom

collectively serve senior meals to a multitude of home bound

senior patrons aged 60 or older where RSVP Volunteers assist in

some capacity. Senior Center monthly reports turned into RSVP

allows the calculation of RSVP Volunteers and number of patrons

served. The remaining 7 work sites the remaining 175 unduplicated RSVP Volunteers are those that were put in place to

assist the community at large: RSVP Fundraising, Hospital, DAR,

Geneology, OATS, VFW/American Legion, Community Involvement.

Through the Harrison/Daviess RSVP Program, our volunteers

encourage the ongoing relationship of fostering those needed ties

to the community creating a valuable service along with building a

stable and dependable volunteer based foundation in our

communities. RSVP plans to graduate volunteer sites at the annual

recognition dinner along with a letter of appreciation to include the

explanation of our new focus of operations. Plus, an offer of being

placed at the remaining volunteer sites if desired.

Award Information

Application ID: 13SR144447
CNCS Award Amount:
$41,698.00
CNCS Grant Number: 13SRWMO009
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