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RSVP (REALTOR® Service Volunteer Program)
FREE HOME SERVICE
RSVP is May 6 – 8, 2013
To volunteer or apply for this free service, please download the applications below.
Questions about participating in RSVP 2013?
Nasreen Wills, Director of Marketing and Programs | (650) 696-8220 | firstname.lastname@example.org
HISTORY OF RSVP
RSVP was first launched in each of the five districts of the Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS® (SILVAR) in the spring of 2001, when a group of Realtors and Title Company representatives in the Palo Alto/Menlo Park area wanted to find a way to serve their communities in a hands-on, personal way. The program was adopted as an official association community outreach project in 2002. Other nearby Associations of REALTORS® have already started RSVP in their area. Now there are plans to expand the program to even more associations in California and around the nation. The program consistently involves local businesses and merchants donating funds and materials.
WHAT IS RSVP?
RSVP is an annual week-long community outreach program that takes place in May during “Adopt-A-Senior” Week. The program provides free assistance to qualified seniors who cannot otherwise perform certain household tasks due to physical or financial constraints.
FREE HOME SERVICES FOR SENIORS & THE HOMEBOUND
Washing windows, changing furnace filters, turning over mattresses, vacuuming, changing light bulbs, replacing smoke detector batteries and other similar household tasks. These are just a few chores that keep a home in good order. Unfortunately, these jobs may seem simple to some people, but they can be taxing and insurmountable to many seniors and disabled adults.
The REALTOR® Service Volunteer Program (RSVP), which operates through your local Association of Realtors®, promotes safety in the home and assistance to the elderly. The program is one way Realtors and Affiliates can give back to their communities and perhaps help seniors and the homebound maintain their independence and stay in their homes longer.
Web Page Accessed: http://www.samcar.org//index.cfm/rsvp_program.htm