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Bay Aging RSVP volunteers receive White House invitation

imageDee Thomas, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Bay Aging, received a special invitation to come to the White House to hear the President’s remarks on volunteerism.

On September 8, Thomas, her assistant, Laura Matthews, and two volunteers, Blanche Edwards and Martha Mahieu, joined a group of 1,800 volunteers assembled on the south lawn of the White House to hear President Bush renew his call to service and express his appreciation and pride in how the American people had responded to his post 9/11 call to volunteer service.

RSVP of Bay Aging currently has an enrollment of more than 900 volunteers providing service to the Meals-On-Wheels program, MedCarry Non-Emergency Medical Transportation and TRIAD, as well as providing assistance to nursing homes, hospitals, libraries, free health clinics, food banks, congregate meals, friendly visitor and telephone reassurance. Last year these volunteers provided in excess of 79,000 hours of service to our communities.

Anyone interested in learning more about the volunteer opportunities in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula should call Thomas at 758-8853.

Bay Aging is a non-profit, tax exempt (501c3) organization serving the 10 counties of the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck.

posted 09.18.2008

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