An advisory board was formed for RSVP in Lincoln County because the the organization in danger of losing some of its programs that help local senior citizens.
The goal is to come up with ideas to raise money and to gain volunteers to help save the programs. The board held its first meeting September 7 at 1 p.m. at the Caliente Depot.
June Taylor, long-time Field Representative of Caliente RSVP is asking our community for donations and/or volunteers to help prevent the county from losing eligibility for grants and programs that benefit our seniors.
“We want to continue our lifeline, respite, drivers, home companions and homemakers,” she said. “I am aware that Homeland Security for volunteer work for RSVP has become stricter with their qualifications, but please don’t let that stop you from helping our seniors. We need your help.”
Volunteer opportunities at RSVP include service to a copier so RSVP can continue the paperwork needed for the programs. “We are also in need of a vehicle for donation to provide the transportation to the seniors that need rides to doctors appointments, etc.,” Taylor added.
Taylor is on the agenda for the Caliente City Council meeting on October 6 at 6 p.m. to ask permission to use the premise to hold a yard sale. RSVP is planning to hold a senior beauty contest and other events in the near future to raise money.
All suggestions and ideas for fundraisers are appreciated. Donations can be sent to Rural Nevada RSVP, PO BOX 1708, Carson City, NV 89702. Or Contact June Taylor at RSVP at the Caliente Depot, Second Floor, Suite 15. 775-726-3126.