September 2012 RSVP Voice!

| September 4, 2012

Stop Senior Hunger

STOP Senior Hunger is an initiative that benefits the Lubbock Meals on Wheels weekend meal bag program. September is Hunger Action Month, and churches, businesses and individuals in our community are participating in the campaign by donating specific food items from this shopping list: Ensure nutrition shakes, instant oatmeal, instant Cream of Wheat, individual cereal boxes, cereal bars, granola bars, juice boxes, soup, small cans of tuna or chicken, individual fruit cups, pudding cups, cheese crackers, peanut butter crackers, individual mac & cheese and individual Chef Boyardee meals.

The following companies are serving as public drop-off locations Sept. 1-30:  Comfort Keepers of Lubbock, 8207 Hudson Ave., Suite C; Lubbock Meals on Wheels, 2304 34th St.; UMC Activity Center, Rockridge Plaza, 5217 82nd St.; Accolade Homecare and Hospice, 5201 Indiana Ave., #200; Covenant Health System, 3615 19th St. and 4000 24th St.; American Bank of Commerce Lubbock locations at 4656 N. Loop 289, 3721 50th St., 8112 Indiana Ave., and 3805 19th St.

Air Force Retiree Office

The Air Force Satellite Retiree Activities Office serves as a resource for military retirees and their families. Services include answering questions on the phone or in person regarding pay and benefits; connecting the retiree and/or family member to the right people, website or phone numbers for assistance; receiving calls from family members when there is a death in order to help resolve details of survivor benefit plans; and to provide follow up.

Office hours are Tuesday – Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the office is located at the Armed Forces Reserve Center near the airport.

Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library is in need of volunteers to help sort books. They are located on the basement level of Mahon Library, and volunteer hours are Tuesday afternoons from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00 am to noon, and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Lubbock Memorial Arboretum is looking for rose lovers – volunteers who will assist in the rose garden. The Arboretum staff will provide instruction and mentoring on the care of rose bushes. After training, the volunteer will be able to work any date or time.

If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities, please give RSVP a call at 743-7787.

Today is a good day to volunteer!

How do I join RSVP?

Becoming a member of RSVP is simple as long as you are at least 55 and have some time to volunteer. Just call the office at 743-77873 and chat with Karon McDowell about your interests. If you are not certain what you would like to do, we can mention several current volunteer opportunities and send you a list of the sort of jobs which RSVP members are presently doing to whet your appetite. If you have a special skill or talent that you would like to utilize, we will search to find just the right job for you. Just mail in the enrollment form (requires Adobe Reader) and we will call you!

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