February Highlights
Volunteer Drivers Help Meet Mobility Needs

RSVP’s Transportation Program volunteers provide escorted door-to-door safe transportation for frail, homebound, and low-income seniors, persons living with a disability (18-59), and veterans, who are no longer able to drive themselves. 
Services include free trips to medical, dental, and vision appointments; essential shopping and socialization opportunities; and other necessary trips in/outside their respective county. Volunteer drivers assist clients at the door to and from their home, and accompany clients to their destination points and share conversation. Often, volunteers wait, if necessary, in the doctor’s office or other places. Drivers also serve as companions and help reduce their isolation and provide the reassurance that there is someone who cares for them, they are not alone, and they can remain self-sufficient. 
This past year, RSVP’s Transportation volunteers provided 14,676 trips to more than 800 clients. This low-cost, community-based program is proven effective in meeting a basic need facing Nevada’s aging and vulnerable population living in the isolated, rural and frontier parts of our state. In addition to saving thousands of dollars in unnecessary long-term care costs, the Program helps reduce the risk of isolation, depression, loneliness, and self-neglect.
" My driver, Becca, is an angel and a God send. She has gone from not only driving me to my appointments, but also picks up my prescriptions when I am unable to do so. I would be lost if not for RSVP and I am 100% house bound."
RSVP Welcomes Kris Hughes back to the team!

We are pleased to announce the recent re-hiring of Kris Hughes to the position of Program Coordinator PERS, Homemaker, and Data Mgr.
Kris initially served as RSVP’s Program Coordinator from 2013 – 2016, providing project management for the Respite, Transportation, Homemaker and Home Companion programs including grant reporting, volunteer supervision, and organizing special events. We are thrilled to welcome Kris back to the team! In her new role she is responsible for processing monthly driver activity reports, client data reports, volunteer time sheets, and provide training assistance. Kris also helps ensure the integrity of the database system through accurate and timely input and verification of reporting.
To send Kris a warm welcome, she can be reached at (775) 687-4680 x119 or khughes@nvrsvp.com .
Help Us Make History | Nevada's Big Give

Have you dreamed of making history? Of course, we all have. And now we have a chance to be a part of Nevada's day of giving - an opportunity to unite our community around causes in which we truly believe and help nonprofit organizations connect to the larger community.
We need your help! Please join our campaign and help us reach our goal of $2,500 – a campaign to support RSVP’s door-to-door Transportation program. Please tell your friends and family members about the important work we do and ask them to join us in helping to make a difference.
Get ready to give! On March 21, starting at 12AM, visit www.nvbiggive.org to make a donation to us. You will have 24 hours to make your donation, and all giving will end at 11:59PM on March 21.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Melanie Barkley, Director of Development, at mbarkley@nvrsvp.com or
775-687-4680 x4.
Thank you in advance for your generosity to our organization!    

"Reaching For Zero"
April 13th
RSVP is excited to Present “Reaching For Zero” A Veteran Appreciation and Veteran Suicide Prevention and Awareness Brunch on Saturday, April 13 th

Proceeds from the event will benefit RSVP’s Veteran’s VIP Program, which provides emergency transportation, wellness checks, and a wide-ranging support system for Veterans throughout rural Nevada. 

Two ways to purchase your tickets:
Mail:      2621 Northgate Lane, Suite 6, Carson City, NV 89706 
Online:   nevadaruralrsvp.org/Ways To Help/Reaching For Zero RFZ Tickets 
RSVP Volunteer James Glaser, named Veteran of the Month

R SVP volunteer and U.S. Air Force veteran James Glaser, was named Veteran of the Month in a special ceremony held on February 13 th at the Old Assembly Chambers in Carson City, presented by the Nevada Department of Veterans Services. Governor Steve Sisolak was also in attendance. 

James is an active member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 7 in Carson City, collects donations to benefit veterans, transports Veterans to the Reno VA for medical appointments, and supports our communities in countless other ways.

Congratulations James!
Partner Spotlight!

Over the years RSVP has been awarded 8 grants from the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) to purchase handicapped accessible vans which helps frail, homebound, and low-income seniors, persons living with a disability, and veterans with lifesaving trips to medical, dental, vision appointments; grocery shopping; trips to senior centers; and other necessary trips.
Thank you NDOT for your partnership and for making a difference in rural mobility. To learn more about NDOT : visit: NDOT

To learn more about RSVP's Transportation Program: visit RSVP 
  “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the
service of others” – Gandhi

Mission Statement

Nevada Rural Counties RSVP program, Inc. (RSVP) is dedicated to helping frail, homebound, and low-income seniors remain independent by providing high quality programs which allow them to stay in their homes with dignity. 

Additionally, RSVP coordinates a volunteer network of seniors who use their skills and talents to provide support to community agencies and address community needs through service.