Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
RSVP of Southern Arizona is managed by the Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona and engages volunteers age 55 and up in Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, and Santa Cruz Counties.
The goals for the 2010-2011 program year for the Southern Arizona RSVP Project are to engage RSVP Volunteers in high impact volunteer assignments where they can make an impact in three service areas. The service area identified to have the most volunteer assignments is impacting the Environment through protecting, restoring, and educating about wildlife and eco-systems. Another area of critical community impact where RSVP Volunteers will serve is Community and Economic Development. RSVP Volunteers will focus on arts and cultural organizations that support microenterprise and tourism in Southern Arizona as well as support financial literacy, municipality redevelopment, and historic preservation. The third area of focus for the Southern Arizona RSVP Project is Health and Wellness where RSVP Volunteers will support improved nutrition through community gardens, farmers' markets, food banks and wellness centers.