Senate Recognizes Contributions of Senior Corps Volunteers
Bipartisan resolution honors more than 220,000 seniors who regularly give back to their communities
Washington, DC – The U.S. Senate earlier this week passed a bipartisan resolution introduced by Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) recognizing the contributions of the more than 220,000 senior volunteers across the country who serve in the Senior Corps.
“To the hundreds of thousands of Senior Corps volunteers who are so giving of their time and talents, we say thank you,” said Whitehouse. “It’s important that Congress continue making bipartisan investments in national service programs like Senior Corps, which strengthen communities and create a shared sense of civic responsibility.”
“Senior Corp volunteers give back to our communities, making a positive, personal impact on many,” said Dr. Cassidy. “We thank them, recognizing the good they do.”
Senior Corps volunteers dedicate over 50 million hours of service each year at more than 25,000 nonprofit, educational, and faith-based organizations nationwide. Corps volunteers help communities recover from natural and manmade disasters, provide nutrition services, mentor and tutor schoolchildren, support veterans and military families, and provide relief for caregivers. In turn, volunteering helps keep seniors healthy and engaged in the community. Senior Corps, which includes the RSVP, Foster Grandparent, and Senior Companions programs, is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
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