10th Annual Supplies for Seniors

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Montgomery County and Radford and members of Volunteer Pulaski participated in the 10th annual Supplies for Seniors program in conjunction with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.

Christiansburg Police Department helping with delivery
Christiansburg Police Department helping with delivery

The focus of the project is to assist seniors and veterans stretch their limited income and provide basic necessities while they struggle with increased food, heating, and medical expenses.  The program also provides another support system to help them maintain their dignity and independence while remaining in their home environment.

Blacksburg Police Department helping with delivery
Blacksburg Police Department helping with delivery

The event begins with bagging basic household supplies and personal care items for 150 homebound seniors and veterans  in Montgomery County, Floyd County, Giles County and the City of Radford.  Afterwards, the bags are delivered to each home by volunteers and local law enforcement officers.

Group with bags
Group with bags

Sponsors of this program include: RSVP Volunteers of Montgomery County and Radford, Wade’s Supermarket of Christiansburg, Christiansburg Recreation Center, Community Foundation of the New River Valley, 2017 RSVP Pancake Breakfast contributions, Blacksburg Newcomers Club, Carilion NRV Medical Center, Chi Delta Alpha Sorority at Virginia Tech, Warm Hearth Village, Woodmen Life Virginia Chapter 14, and  Walmart of Christiansburg.

Sorting at the Christiansburg Recreation Center
Sorting at the Christiansburg Recreation Center

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of this worthwhile program, please contact RSVP at 382-5775 or hayesaw@montgomerycountyva.gov.