Victoria and Cyrus Condran named RSVP Volunteers of the Month

RSVP of the Capital Region has named Victoria and Cyrus Condran, volunteers with the Salvation Army of Lebanon, as its Lebanon County Volunteers of the Month for May.  Victoria has been volunteering faithfully with the Salvation Army’s Second Harvest food distribution program for 7 years as a sign-in specialist.  Cyrus has been volunteering for over 4 years with the Second Harvest program as the first point of contact and as a food distribution assistant.  According to Lucinda Semsick, Salvation Army Caseworker/Bookkeeper, “the Condran’s are crucial to the smooth operation of the Second Harvest program and we greatly appreciate their service.”

The Salvation Army’s Second Harvest Food Distribution Program is operated in association with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The program is open only to residents who meet income-eligibility limits. For an individual the maximum annual salary is $17,505. The maximum salary increases $6,090 for each additional member of the household, so a family of four cannot earn more than $35,775.

The Condran’s have been married 45 years and have 4 adult children, 10 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.  They have lived in both El Paso, Texas, and in Lebanon County.  Cyrus’s work career has involved copper refining, Three Mile Island, and Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.  Victoria has many years of experience in hospital and nursing homes serving in various personal care and nursing aide positions.

Victoria and Cyrus CondranRSVP is proud to recognize the Condran’s as the Volunteers of the Month for May 2015.

 

 

 

The Salvation Army is in need of volunteers to serve as after school tutors, Second Harvest and Senior Share helpers, and noon/evening meal assistants. To learn more, please contact RSVP of the Capital Region at 717-454-8956.

 

Barbara Brown Named York County Volunteer of the Month

barbara-brownRSVP of the Capital Region has named Barbara Brown as volunteer of the month in York County. Barbara is a very enthusiastic volunteer who is an inspiration to everyone she comes in contact with. Barbara volunteers every week as a tutor for lower grade students at Stewartstown Elementary School.

She is giving back to students and her community after retiring from teaching with over thirty years of experience. Barbara has been a RSVP volunteer for a year. She is a true RSVP volunteer and is an example of someone who helps young students prepare for the future.

Honor our Veterans and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Donating Personal Care Items for our Veterans

American FlagRSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) of the Capital Region is commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of caring for those in need during the months of January through March. Veterans receiving care at the Lebanon VA Medical Center are in need of personal care items. It has been 47 years since Dr. King’s death, so in conjunction with United We Serve’s MLK Day of Service, RSVP wants to eliminate this problem for our heroes by sponsoring a 47 day drive to collect needed personal care items.

Donate for 47 days from January 19 through March 6! Examples of what is needed: Shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, shower gel, soap, shave cream, toothpaste, toothbrush, lip balm, hand sanitizer, and combs/hair brushes. Grab a few new, unused items at the store. Deposit them at any of the following drop off sites before March 6: 

  • Annville Senior Center, 200 S White Oak St., Annville
  • Area Agency on Aging, 710 Maple St., Lebanon
  • Genco, 1629 Willow St., Lebanon
  • Lebanon Church of the Brethren, 400 Locust St., Lebanon
  • Lebanon Public Library, 125 N. 7th St., Lebanon
  • Lebanon VA Medical Center Voluntary Service Office, 1700 S. Lincoln Ave, Building 18, RM 128C, Lebanon
  • Myerstown Senior Center, 59 N. Ramona Rd, Myerstown
  • Northern Lebanon Senior Center, 335 N. Lancaster St., Jonestown
  • PA CareerLink Lebanon County, 243 Schneider Drive, Lebanon

Just look for the MLK Personal Care Donation signs.

Donated items will be distributed to patients at the Lebanon VA Medical Center.

RSVP, a Senior Corps program of the Corporation for National & Community Service, recruits and places volunteers as: tutors, meals on wheels deliverers, friendly visitors, VA Medical Center helpers, mentors, knitters/crocheters, food bank workers, disaster services responders, van drivers, activities aides, clerical workers, quilters, and numerous other opportunities where they are most needed in Lebanon County. For large donations or more information on drop-off sites or volunteer opportunities, email lebanonrsvp@rsvpcapreg.org or call RSVP’s Lebanon County office at (717) 454-8956 or the statewide Senior Corps of Pennsylvania hotline toll-free at 1.800.870.2616. Visit RSVP at www.rsvpcapreg.org

Adams County Giving Spree–

Allows you to support RSVP’s work within Adams County–tutoring, Veterans, Meals on Wheels, Gettysburg Festival volunteers, and more!

Just a reminder that the Adams County Giving Spree is tomorrow.

Here’s the link to the website.  http://www.adamscountycf.org/

From the website you can make a donation and designate RSVP of the Capital Region and pay with PayPal or a credit card.

Thanks!

Cathy Gable
Senior Corps of PA
RSVP Capital Region – East
Program Director
717-769-9688

SOCK IT TO US!

It’s not too late to Sock It to Us! No one should be cold this winter. No child. No adult. Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of the Capital Region wants to eliminate this problem for many of the residents of York County through Sock It To Us!, a statewide signature project of Senior Corps of Pennsylvania.

socksYou can still help! Grab a pair or two of new socks, scarves, gloves or winter hats for any age child or adult. Deposit them at any of the following drop off sites starting 10/8/14 and ending on 11/10/14:
Windy Hill Senior Center
Stewartstown Elementary School
Red Lion Senior Center
Member Churches of the Hanover Council of Churches
Hanover Street Elementary School
Issac’s Deli, York

Just look for the Sock It To Us! sign.

All donations go to residents of the York County. Donations will be made to the following organizations and schools for distribution to those most in need:
Stewartstown Elementary School
Hanover Council of Churches
Mason-Dixon Community Services
York City School District
Hanover Street Elementary School

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RSVP recruits and places volunteers as: tutors, meals on wheels deliverers, friendly visitors, mentors, knitters/crocheters, food bank workers, van drivers, activities aides, clerical workers, quilters, and numerous other volunteers where they are most needed in York County. For large donations or more information on drop-off sites or volunteer opportunities, call RSVP’s York County office at 443 619-3842 or the statewide Senior Corps of Pennsylvania hotline at 1.800.870.2616.