Volunteers Honored, Veterans Resources and More!
RSVP Volunteers become finalists of the Governor’s Points of Light Award
 
RSVP is thrilled to congratulate Albert Bass, Cozette Eldridge and Kevin McClelland, who are finalists of the 2018 Governor’s Points of Light Award (GPOL), the highest honor bestowed on a volunteer in Nevada. These RSVP volunteers show achievement that is exemplary and far exceeds expectations. The GPOL Awards Ceremony will be held on October 18 which honors those who are investing in Nevada through meaningful service to our communities.
 
To learn more about the GPOL, administered by Nevada Volunteers, or to register and buy tickets, visit: Nevada Volunteers
Veterans Resource Fair September 8

R SVP Presents a Veterans Resource Fair to provide veterans and their caregivers with information on services and programs offered by area nonprofits, advisory groups, government agencies and the private sector. Over 35 participating agencies! This is a great opportunity for Veterans to learn about valuable resources, and a chance to network with other veterans. Event includes a light lunch and free giveaways!
 
When: Saturday, September 8, 10am to 2pm
Where: Carson City Nugget

For more info. call Sandy Severance, RSVP Veterans VIP Program Director, at
775-687-4680 x6.
Donor Spotlight!

RSVP sends a very special thank you to the NV Energy Foundation for a grant to support RSVP’s Capacity Building Solutions for Volunteer Engagement – a project designed to strengthen volunteer and organizational capacity through a multi-faceted technology and education improvement plan. 

Thank you NV Energy for partnering to improve the quality of life in rural Nevada!
New vans help rural seniors and adults with disabilities

RSVP was awarded a grant from the Nevada Department of Transportation to expand Senior Transportation Services in our rural communities. RSVP will place two vans in Lincoln and White Pine Counties for rural seniors who are no longer able to drive themselves with escorted door-to-door services for critical care trips to medical, dental, vision appts., essential shopping, socialization opportunities, and many other basic services.

“Lack of transportation is the number one deterrent to senior and disabled clients accessing lifesaving goods and services. This grant will allow RSVP to continue to serve rural areas where people may be isolated due to where they live or because they are otherwise faced with lack of transportation. We are also able to help even more people now and can provide persons with disabilities aged 18 and older with free escorted transportation services provided by volunteers.” said Susan Haas, Executive Director and CEO of RSVP. 

For Press Release visit: press release

Pictured with new van in Caliente (L-R): Karen Caldwell-Weil - RSVP Respite Mgr., June Taylor - RSVP Lincoln County Field Rep, Susan Haas - RSVP Exec. Director & C.E.O. 
RSVP Joins Walk to End Alzheimer's

Join Nevada Rural RSVP (Team Name) and others in the "Walk to End Alzheimer's" September 22nd.

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease!
 
To learn more go to: Walk to End Alzheimer's
Dementia Friendly Nevada

RSVP is a proud partner in the Dementia Friendly Nevada Initiative – which aims to cultivate and strengthen communities in becoming more respectful, educated, supportive and inclusive of people living with dementia and their care partners.
 
To learn more go to: Dementia Friendly Nevada
“What is the essence of life? To serve others and
to do good.” — Aristotle
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.