Spread the Word:
is asking for your help! Please pass along your
newsletter to a friend to help get the word out about the
program activities and need for volunteers.
refurbished computers for RSVP volunteers. Distribution will
be on first come first serve basis. Contact the RSVP office
at 304.527.3410 if you would like a computer.
RSVP has been making
calls to update volunteer records, if you have a call on
your answering matching, please respond as soon as possible
to help us update your current information. We need all
volunteer hours for 2012, please complete your hour sheets.
Reminder: we must have volunteer and supervisor signatures.
RSVP will also be visiting stations, to touch base with up
and coming program changes. Please, look for our call.
RSVP participates in Child and
Family Poverty in Brooke and Hancock Counties forum.
Informational meeting was hosted by CHANGE, Inc., and
facilitated by Stephen N. Smith, Executive Director of WV
Healthy Kids & Families Coalition, (firstname.lastname@example.org/
304.610.6512). “It is essential that we hear from you and
are eager to understand your concerns.” Thank you to Rick
Rekowski, Mary H. Weir Library, for the picture.
Roger Shriner, Ed Wilkerson and
Bill Kocher, RSVP volunteers recruited , for Community
Garden service, also continue to serve through winter,
assisting neighbors with shoveling light snow. Good work
Roger said he likes to get out of the house, so he finds
something to do. He enjoys helping his neighbors.
been very busy!
Good job Tonette coordinating the MLK Day event! Read about
RSVP ASAP in the Newsletter.
Alina, looking forward to your event!
Thank you, CNCS State Program Specialist, Karlisa E.
Bradley, for sharing your Monthly Report, December 2012,
for West Virginia Projects. We appreciate all you
Click here to view report.
and help your RSVP fundraise. Drop off your used ink
cartridges and cell phones at your local RSVP office.
to Register your Kroger Plus Card online to help RSVP.
PARTICIPANTS Must Re-Enroll April
1, of current year to continue earning rewards for RSVP. Please
call the office; we'll help you register if you need
Call 304.527.3410 and we’ll walk you through. Select
Ohio, enroll at the store you shop and select
BROOKE COUNTY COMMITTEE ON AGING RSVP
Call the office and we’ll send you a barcode to contribute)
Just need to use your card to contribute! IT’S EASY!
RSVP ASAP fundraiser
needs your assistance, please drop off your receipts at the
RSVP office or your local Smith Oil dealer and RSVP will
receive 1% of your purchase.
Lucas, Charles Hill, Terry Elicia, Sheldon Elicia, and Seth
Brooke-Hancock Nutrition is looking for a volunteer, Mon
thru Fri, at The Greater Weirton Senior Center. Please call
304.527.3410. One hour per day!
BINGO assistance is
needed on Friday evenings (smoking).
Table of Hope located at the First United
Methodist Church on corner of West & Lee Street needs
volunteer assistance. Please contact Bob McClelland at
Preparation starting February 5, 2013
Bill Lantz holds first training and lab session with tax
team. (Sonny Crossley, Elwood Beihl, Jr., Becky Weigand and
George N. Dragonir). Good job on passing you test! Brooke County Senior Center -
Tuesday - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. MUST HAVE AN APPOINTMENT.
Please call 304.527.3410.
Please bring 2011
paid personal property tax receipts with prior year tax
information. CALL EARLY!
RSVP Volunteer hard at work:
little more about
She started with
RSVP in 1992 assisting with the RSVP lap robe Christmas
project. Antoinette reached her 20 years on November 24,
2012 serving a total of 26,788 hours, volunteering from
home. She said she actually started crocheting lap robes in
1978. She gave her first 14 lap robes to Brightwood and 15
to Carriage Inn before she joined RSVP. She was one of the
volunteers involved in starting the lap robe Christmas
project with RSVP director, Donna Weaver. Antoinette has
currently served 22,500 hours making 375 beautiful lap robes
that have been distributed to residents of area assisted
living homes. She also has 1,280 hours of service making
100’s of hats, scarves, booties, baby blankets and dresses
for orphanages and missions sponsored by a Presbyterian
church in the Pittsburgh Area.
She partnered with
another RSVP volunteer, Margaret Freshwater, making over 80
tops for the Teramana Cancer Center in Steubenville.
Antoinette says she sews during the day and crochets at
night. Antoinette assisted four hours with City of
Follansbee beautification project.
She lends her expertise
in planting flowers in downtown business area every
year.Antoinette’s year to date service has added to her
community $435,604. Great service to your community
Antoinette! Shop online at
iGive to help RSVP 26% goes to RSVP with tax deduction.
Shop online at iGive to help RSVP 26% goes to RSVP with tax
FYI: Low Income Energy
Assistance Program applications are being accepted
beginning this week. The home heating bill assistance
applications will be accepted thorough Tuesday, February 1st
Eligibility is based on income and household size. Income
must be at or below 130% of the Federal Poverty Level
(For example: $2,498/mo. for a family of 4; $3,356 for a
family of 6)
Application forms are available at local WV DHHR offices,
Community Action Agency offices and Senior Centers operated
by any Area Agency on Aging. Forms are also available online
www.wvinroads.org Note: Print and
complete the online application form and mail it to the DHHR
office in your home county. Sending forms to the wrong place
or to a utility company will delay the application.