Story and Photos by Rob Paine, RSVP-Northern Virginia
Love was in the air today at Chesterbrook Residences in Falls Church as close to 50 volunteers made almost 400 Valentine’s Day cards and care packages for local seniors during RSVP-Northern Virginia’s second annual Valentine’s Meet and Greet.
The RSVP team would like to thank all of our volunteers who did not let the cold and rain dampen their spirits as they completed the Valentine’s in a record time today.
The event was hosted and sponsored by Chesterbrook Residences, a nonsectarian, 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit residence in Falls Church that offers both affordable housing based on a sliding income scale and high quality care. Chesterbrook also provided boxed lunches to all of our volunteers.
Our volunteers were also treated to a visit from a local celebrity, Bella, Fairfax County’s 50+ canine ambassador. Thank you to Bella and her friends for attending!
Thank you to everyone who helped “spread the love” today. Thanks to your work and your support, close to 400 local seniors including residents at Chesterbrook and Meals on Wheels clients throughout Northern Virginia will have a happier Valentine’s Day.
Below is a slide show that include some of the moments from today’s event. We hope you visit our Facebook page later this week for some more photos from today’s meet and greet!
Happy Valentine’s Day from your friends at RSVP!
RSVP-Northern Virginia is a program of Volunteer Fairfax, Volunteer Arlington and Volunteer Alexandria.
More about RSVP-Northern Virginia
RSVP Northern Virginia, a program of Volunteer Fairfax, Volunteer Arlington and Volunteer Alexandria, is the largest volunteer group for seniors and retirees in the region, offering more than 300 meaningful volunteer opportunities.
RSVP volunteers enjoy flexible schedules, free accident and liability insurance while serving, optional mileage and meal reimbursement and are invited to volunteer group projects and social gatherings.
To sign up for an upcoming free RSVP seminar on senior volunteering please email RSVP Volunteer Specialist Carly Hubicki at firstname.lastname@example.org or call RSVP at 703-403-5360. To learn more about RSVP, please visit http://www.rsvpnova.org. RSVP Northern Virginia is program of Volunteer Fairfax, Volunteer Arlington and Volunteer Alexandria.