Mayors, county mark Day of National Service

More than 4,520 mayors, county officials, and tribal leaders participated in a nationwide effort to recognize the impact of Senior Corps (which includes RSVP Volunteer Program) and AmeriCorps during the fifth annual Mayor, County, and Tribal Recognition Day for National Service in May.  

A coordinated time of recognition presents a unique opportunity to spotlight the key role that national service plays in addressing local community needs.

Mayors in Greene County communities and Greene County officials partnered with RSVP Greene County volunteers in recognition of National Service on a kid-friendly food drive. Boxes were placed in each community, giving residents the opportunity to donate kid-friendly food.  Approximately 270 kid-friendly food items were collected and distributed to the Paton-Churdan Fuel Pack program, the Greene County Elementary Fuel Pack program and New Opportunities.

(from left) RSVP volunteer Ed Calvert, Greene County auditor Jane Heun, Greene County environmental health coordinator Chuck Wenthold, Scranton mayor Randy Winkelman, Jefferson mayor Craig Berry, Grand Junction mayor Teresa Lansman, Rippey mayor Dan Brubaker and RSVP volunteer Mailee Kerr

The RSVP Volunteer Program of Boone and Greene Counties is a long time National Service program, serving Boone County since 1987 and Greene County since 2005.

In Greene County, RSVP volunteers work to help older adults and disabled adults maintain independence and eat healthy by grocery shopping for them. Volunteers provide social support to older or disabled adults who are confined more to the home, they assist in nursing homes, and are mentors to students. Additionally, RSVP volunteers will help with students reading skills in the coming school year.

RSVP volunteers Ed Calvert and Mailee Kerr helped make the kid-friendly food drive a success.

RSVP in Greene County thanked mayors Craig Berry of Jefferson, Randy Winkelman of Scranton, Jolleen Killeen of Churdan, Teresa Lansman of Grand Junction, Dan Brubaker of Rippey and Steve Burrell of Paton, the Greene County supervisors, and the citizens of Greene County for their support of volunteerism and national service.

For more information about RSVP in Greene County contact volunteer coordinator Kristie Hurley at 515-370-1099.

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