Adamsville Lions Club, Inc.

Contact Information

408 Park Ave
Adamsville, TN 38310 - 2460
(731) 632-0304
FY 2015 RSVP Competition

Executive Summary

McNairy-Hardin-Hardeman-Chester (TN) Retired Senior Volunteer Program

Legal (Incumbent) Applicant:

Adamsville Lions Club, 408 Park Ave., Adamsville, TN 38310

Organization and mission:

The Adamsville Lions Club was chartered in 1944 as a service oriented organization under the International Lions Clubs. They saw the need for organized volunteers beyond their group to address community needs and challenges. This led to sponsoring a senior volunteer organization under Action in 1974. In the 1990, the name was changed to Retired and Senior Volunteer Program under Senior Corps and the Corporation for National and Community Services.

An estimated 500 RSVP volunteers will serve. Some of their activities will include disaster response, food security measures, financial counseling, companionship, capacity building for agencies, and outreach for homebound seniors. The primary focus area of this project is Healthy futures addressing food insecurity. At the end of the three-year grant, our Outcome will be 1500 families per year with increased food security. The CNCS federal annual investment of $64,105 will be supplemented by $28,041 per year in non-federal resources.

Methods to address those needs:

We will recruit senior volunteers to use their lifetime experiences, talents and skills to support activities of 60 local agencies addressing problems that impact our communities. Typically, our volunteers donate about 130,000 hours each year. We address food insecurity, disaster response, and independent living for seniors.

Anticipated Outcomes:

Our community will have basic needs met, such as safety, food and shelter, our seniors will feel the spirit of concern by understanding their need to be independent, and will feel a renewed sense of purpose, dignity, and energy from being valued.

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