Wiregrass Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

Contact Information

3201 Montgomery Hwy
Dogwood Court,Suite 9
Dothan, AL 36303 - 2171
(334) 836-1300
RSVP 2013 Competition Appendix A Part 1 Funding Opportunities

Executive Summary

The Wiregrass Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (WRSVP) is a 501(c)(3) organization created to apply independently for the Senior Corps RSVP Grant Application of the Corporation for National and Community Service. The Wiregrass Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is located in the far southeast corner of Alabama and includes representation in the three county areas of Houston Henry and Geneva. The program has been sponsored by the Zonta Club of the Dothan Area since 1972 and is known as the Zonta Houston-Henry Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. The Zonta Club has made the decision to not participate with re-competition and will conclude its sponsorship on March 31, 2013.

An estimated 341 unduplicated Retired and Senior Volunteers will serve 24,466 unduplicated community individuals. They will serve to provide training in disaster preparedness, community based mentoring for juveniles, tutoring in public, schools, assist veterans with transportation and other activities, food distribution thru food banks, food pantry support and food delivery and food collection programs, will provide transportation, meals and companionship to the sick and homebound in their communities, as well as serve to help the needs of other community projects through a network of thirty-two (32) volunteer stations such as Emergency Management Administrations, Juvenile Court Services, Veteran's Clinic, Wiregrass Area Food Bank, two local schools, Southeast Alabama Medical Center, the Harbor, American Cancer Society, AARP Tax Aid for the Elderly, Christian Mission Food Delivery, Dialysis Clinic, Wiregrass Habitat for Humanity and The Wiregrass United Way. The Primary Focus Area of this project is Education: K-12 Success to address Juvenile Truancy. At the end of the 12-month performance period, one hundred ninety-five (195) juvenile will have been mentored by eighty-five (85) RSVP volunteers. Of this number, 175 youth will have improved their school attendance. The Corporation for National Service Federal investment will be 84,814 which will be supplemented by $104,765 of non-federal resources.

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