United Way Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Northwest Indiana receives Serve Indiana 2016 Award of Excellence

United-Way-Retired-and-Senior-Volunteer-Program-of-Northwest-Indiana-receives-Serve-Indiana-2016-Award-of-ExcellenceEarlier this month United Way Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Northwest Indiana received the Award for Exemplary Volunteer Program from Serve Indiana, the state’s volunteer service agency.

The award was one of eight Awards for Excellence given to outstanding Hoosiers and organizations for their service to the community. These are Indiana’s most prestigious awards celebrating the accomplishments of dedicated volunteers and service members.

“We could not be more proud of our volunteers,” said Michael Glorioso, regional director of United Way Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. “This program would not be possible without their care and compassion for their community.”

This year, RSVP has grown to more than 400 volunteers that serve over 30,732 hours to assist more than 160,900 individuals in a 4-county radius, covering Lake, Porter, LaPorte and Starke Counties. The program engages individuals 55 years of age and older to support local nonprofit services to meet community need. Volunteer opportunities include basic needs collection drives, Meals on Wheels delivery, hospice care and transportation services for veterans, homeless and the elderly.

For more information about RSVP, visit UnitedWayPC.org.