Lack Of Funding Dooms Ojai RSVP

By Misty Volaski

Senior volunteers across the valley got a letter from Help of Ojai dated Nov. 15, announcing the end of the long-running Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) as of Dec. 31. Help's executive director Terri Wolfe explained that this was due to lack of — and the potential elimination of — funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service. CNCS has supplied grant money to operate Ojai's "clearing house" for senior volunteer opportunities for close to 20 years, and has a national budget of about $1 billion, making it a target

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