In January volunteers from the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and community members joined together to deliver bags of household goods and personal care items to 215 homebound seniors and veterans in Montgomery County and the City of Radford.
The 15th Annual Supplies for Seniors project is in conjunction with the group's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service initiative. Since 1994, thousands of Americans have remembered Dr. King by providing service to their communities.
On Jan. 18, Christiansburg Recreation Center served as the staging area for the project. Each bag was stuffed with approximately $50 worth of basic household supplies and personal care products.
The RSVP team is appreciative of all of the volunteers who worked tirelessly moving supplies, sorting, bagging and delivering. Special thanks goes to Montgomery County Board of Supervisor's Chair, Sherri Blevins; Sharon Brown; Jill Songer; Taska Bailey; Brenda Arnold; Shirley Mullins; Rosemary Jones; Carol Kauffman; Regina Howard; Sarah Carter; Raymond Lyons; Ron Hall; Sandy Cox; Robbie Hall; Sharon Hall; Carol Trutt; Jolene Rawlings; Rich Rawlings; Lynn Brammer of Master Gardeners Association; Shannon Cook and Kaitlyn Collins of Volunteer Pulaski; Tammy Caldwell; Jim Whetzel; Brandon Decker; Nate Hall; Darren Graham; Ryan Hubble; Wil Oldham; Shawn Stump; Dylan Vest; Isaac Ritenour; Aaron Weber; Dru Yopp of Christiansburg Parks and Recreation; Christiansburg Police Department; City of Radford Police Department; Blacksburg Police Department; Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office; and the NRV Agency on Aging for their partnership and support of this project.
In addition, gratitude belongs to those who heled with the delivery of the bags: Janet Brennend of the New River Valley Agency on Aging, Rich Rawlings, Jolene Rawlings, and Robbie Hall.