Senior volunteer program could end with federal cuts
Suppor ters of t he Ret ired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) are asking area residents to contact Congressman John Carter to ask that Congress restore funding for the program.
“HR 1, the continuing resolution which passed last month would eliminate RSVP, along w ith several other programs administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service,” Genie Newton, local RSVP representative, said.
“Annually, RSVP volunteers help 676,000 seniors live independently, training them to be alert for financial scammers,” Ronnie Ault, regional R SV P director said. “Volunteers mentor 16,000 children and assist victims of natural disasters.”