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...An Invitation to Serve provides opportunities for people 55 and over to make a difference in their community through volunteer service. RSVP volunteers contribute anywhere from a few to over forty hours a week, serving through schools, day care centers, police departments, hospitals and other nonprofit and public organizations to help meet critical community needs. In addition to placing its volunteers with more than 90 non-profit organizations, the RSVP of Jackson County directly coordinates volunteers in five additional programs: Call-A-Ride medical transportation program for the elderly and disabled, Respite program, SHIBA Medicare assistance program, and the Rogue Valley International Airport and Jackson County Courthouse Information Booths. RSVP matches the personal interests and skills of older Americans with opportunities to help solve community problems and offers supplemental insurance while on duty, and on-the-job training from the agency or organization where volunteers are placed. Mileage reimbursement is also available.