BENEFITING: HEART OF THE VALLEY SERVICES FOR SENIORS INC
There's nothing our senior citizens want more than to live independantly in their own homes, and there's nothing we want more than to take care of those who took care of us.
Heart of the Valley - Services for seniors, has been acting as that friendly neighbor who provides that “little bit of extra help” to keep seniors living independently in their homes since 1986. We are a volunteer organization, with over 200 volunteers investing their time in our senior community. We provide services to over 500 seniors, 76% live at or below the poverty level and 38% are disabled.
In 2013 Heart of the Valley volunteers helped clients with 2,934 escorted trips, most to medical appointments, some to buying grocieries, and a few joy rides to take our seniors to visit their old neighbourhoods. Our volunteers have provided 665 additional services, from handyman services, paperwork assistance, yard work services, advocacy services to computer training.
All these services are completely free to our clients, however this is not free to Heart of the Valley. We need to pay rent for our offices, insurance for our volunteers, and a team of three paid-part time staff to run our programs. Currently, Heart of the Valley’s budget is close to $95,000 a year.
Our client base is growing, and we need your help with the financial burden - your investment in Heart of the Valley is an investment in our community, giving back to those who got us here when they need us the most.
Can we count on you to make a donation to this important cause? Without the continued support of generous donors like you, the needs of our clients will likely go unmet. Please be assured that your contribution will be put to good use to provide help to seniors in need of assistance right here in our community. Visit servicesforseniors.org for more information.
Thank you for your consideration and continued support.
Board of Directors, Heart of the Valley