Harcatus CAO Inc.
The HAR-CA-TUS mission includes the planning and coordination of programs designed to combat problems of poverty and to seek the elimination of conditions of poverty as they affect inhabitants of rural communities served. The proposed number of active RSVP volunteers is 375 to serve elderly residents, children, veterans, and low income disadvantaged residents.
The primary focus area of HARCATUS-RSVP is Healthy Futures. Volunteers will assist with: food distributions through local food pantries and food banks; elderly needing assistance with food; and educate regarding healthy eating habits at the following locations: Mineral City Senior Center; Mobile Meals; Newcomerstown Senior Nutrition; Sugarcreek Senior Nutrition; Tuscarawas Co. Senior Nutrition; and the Twin City Christian Service Center. Six volunteer sites in Carroll County relating to Healthy Futures are: Loaves & Fishes Food Bank; Malvern Christian Care Food Bank; Minerva Senior Nutrition; the Sherrodsville Lion's Club Senior Nutrition; Atwood Angels Food Pantry; and the North Jefferson Food Pantry . Harrison County has 4 volunteer sites: Cadiz Senior Nutrition; HARCATUS Food Bank; Cadiz Food Pantry; and Freeport Food Bank. At least 150 families receive food monthly from food pantries where RSVP volunteers serve. Expected outcome is 25% of unduplicated volunteers will contribute at least 1 hour per week to assist those 150 families to receive healthy foods for better nutrition and improved health. Measurement will be time sheets and site surveys.
HARCATUS CAO-RSVP has a total of 36 registered volunteer sites in the tri-county area. Volunteers may select from a variety of jobs, suited to their expertise, experience and knowledge. Expeced outcome is 30% of unduplicated volunteers will contribute at least 1 hours per week measure by time sheet and site evaluations.
Amount requested is $66,777.00 from the Corporation for National and Community Service. Amount of non-federal funding will be $28,033.00. Request will be made through the Area Agency on Aging with additional funds generated through local partnerships, fundraising and in-kind contributions.