Updated: Apr 2, 2020
RSVP OFFICE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
NOTE: PLEASE READ OUR FIRST UPDATE FOR IMPORTANT HEALTH ADVISORIES FROM THE CDC, CNCS, AND OUR SPONSOR.
To All of Our Cherished RSVP and Project Warm-Up Volunteers,
With the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation in Spokane County, we are encouraging all older adults and anyone with underlying health conditions to stay home, per the CDC. To that end, the RSVP Office is now closed to the public until further notice. We hope this will only need to be in effect for a few weeks at the longest, but we will continue to keep you updated with new developments.
Additionally, the RSVP Volunteer Recognition Bruncheon scheduled for May 16 is officially postponed until further notice.
We feel that one great way to spend time while in isolation at home is to continue working on items for donation to Project Warm-Up, as staying active and productive are useful for both our mental and physical health. Unfortunately, for a limited time, Project Warm-Up volunteers will be unable to collect materials from RSVP. Therefore, if volunteers run out of or don’t have materials that were provided by RSVP, we ask them to track the estimated cost of their own personally-purchased materials that they are donating toward the making of Project Warm-Up items. That cost can be counted as a tax-deductible in-kind donation to RSVP. Please repost and share this with others: anyone and everyone can volunteer for Project Warm-Up, regardless of age or RSVP membership. This may be a great way to foster care for our community’s most vulnerable in people like young students, who will find themselves with extra free time at home as time goes on, and Project Warm-Up always needs more volunteers and donated items.
As always, we will continue to keep you updated via Facebook and our website, rsvpspokane.org, with any changes to our plans. Please continue to stay in touch with RSVP staff, who will be working remotely during this period, via Facebook, our email accounts firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org, and our website contact form.
We are all in this together, and we all have a responsibility to take every precaution available to protect the most vulnerable members of the the community from this virus. So remember - wash your hands, refrain from touching your face, and most importantly, practice proper social distancing.