Appalachian Community Action and Development Agency Inc.

Contact Information

PO Box 279
Gate City, VA 24251 - 0279
(276) 452-2441
RSVP 2014 Competition

Executive Summary

An estimated 80 RSVP volunteers will serve. Some of their activities will include: 1) Independent Living Assistance through providing a hot meal once a week, welfare calls, light housekeeping, and running errands for low-income elderly people in the region; 2) Public Safety Assistance through the Triad program which is a cooperative effort of law enforcement agencies (police/fire/sheriffs), senior citizens, and senior organizations, focused on reducing crimes against the most vulnerable citizens of our area, our seniors; 3) Economic Opportunity through teaching low-to-moderate income families basic financial literacy skills; 4) Free tax preparation services will be offered through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs. The primary focus area of this project is Healthy Futures: Aging in Place. At the end of the three-year grant, the program will have served a total of 3,640 individuals through the Healthy Futures, Financial Literacy, and Other Community Priorities. The CNCS federal investment of $31,564 will be supplemented by $13,590.

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