GATE CITY — The Appalachian Community Action Agency joined with town leaders from Gate City and Nickelsville this week as part of the second annual Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service to publicly thank members of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) who work to help those in need in their communities.
Gate City Mayor Frances Perry and Nickelsville Mayor George Isaacs joined 1,750 of their colleagues who participated in the nationwide event, which recognizes not only those who are served by volunteer organizations like AmeriCorps and SeniorCorps, but the individuals who provide those services.
The Scott County RSVP initiative is sponsored by AppCAA. The program falls under the larger umbrella of the Corporation for National and Community Service, which oversees both AmeriCorps and SeniorCorps. CNCS is also responsible for organizing the Mayors Day of Recognition.
Even though volunteers don't do the work for the recognition, AppCAA RSVP Director Karen Davidson said it is important to acknowledge all they do for others.
"Volunteers are the backbone of these programs and we want them to know firsthand how much they are appreciated," Davidson said. "It's always an honor for me to join the RSVP volunteers and see how their service is changing the lives of people in our communities."
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