Appreciation Luncheon Recognizes Senior Volunteers for Community Service

Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana’s RSVP Volunteers gathered for an annual recognition luncheon celebrating more than 38,000 hours of community service in 2017. The RSVP luncheon was held at the Fleur de Lis Event Center in Mandeville on April 7, 2018.

The Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana RSVP Volunteers are a select group of volunteers 55 years of age and older who use their time, skills and life experiences to help meet critical needs across St. Tammany Parish. Without the RSVP Volunteers, many local nonprofits and healthcare facilities would not be able to provide many of their services. At the luncheon, the volunteers presented St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister with a symbolic check for $928,618, which equates to the hours of service performed by more than 300 volunteers in 2017. President Brister addressed the volunteers, thanking them for their service to the community.

Special guests in attendance also included Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana past Board Chairman Bob Rhoden, Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana Assistant Vice President of Administrative Services Jason Burt, and Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana RSVP Program Director Dee Wild.

The RSVP program, a component of Senior Corps, is funded through the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).