Perry County Commissioners
The Perry County Commissioners are the sponsoring agency for our RSVP project and have served in this capacity since 1979. The Commissioners provide jobs for over 400 employees, including the Perry County RSVP Director and Support Staff.
An estimated 31 RSVP volunteers will serve the underemployed, unemployed, the economically disadvantaged and persons with health related disabilities. The volunteers will collect, sort, shelf and distribute food products, keep statistical client data, client registration and referrals. Volunteers will serve through a network of five volunteer stations such as the Perry County Health Department and community food pantries.
Statistics from the United States Department of Labor indicate that the unemployment rate averaged 11.2% for Perry County in 2011 and according to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau (2011) the poverty level is at 18.5% and we have decided that our primary focus area will be Healthy Futures. At the end our 12-month performance period we hope to give individuals and families increased food security in knowing that they do have somewhere to go in case of emergencies, unemployment, underemployment, and/or disasters as a result of CNCS -supported services.
The CNCS federal investment of $31,675.00 will be supplemented by $13,575.00 of non-federal resources.