RSVP Volunteers Donate Nearly $1 Million in Service Hours

38,000 Hours of Community Service Celebrated

In an early celebration of National Volunteer Week (April 15-22), Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana’s RSVP Volunteers gathered for an annual recognition luncheon celebrating more than 38,000 hours of community service in 2018. The RSVP luncheon was held at the Fleur de Lis Event Center in Mandeville, on Saturday, 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 (second from left) with a mock check $928,618, which equates to the hours of service performed in 2017.

President Brister thanked the volunteers, “The value of your service is truly priceless. Thank you for giving your valuable time to other residents in St. Tammany that can benefit from your help.”

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

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