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RSVP receives grant from Oklahoma City Community Foundation

The iFunds Services for Elderly grant will help volunteers provide phone calls and rides for Oklahoma County seniors.
BY EVELYN HARMS Published: February 9, 2013
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RSVP of Central Oklahoma announced the receipt of a $15,000 iFunds Services for Elderly grant from the Oklahoma City Community Foundation to support its Telephone Buddies and Provide-A-Ride programs.

RSVP Telephone Buddies uses volunteers 55 and older to make phone calls to senior citizens who are isolated in their communities, performing wellness checks on clients and providing much needed friendship over the phone.

Provide-A-Ride uses volunteers 55 and older to drive low- to moderate-income people 60 and older to medical appointments. This free service ensures Oklahoma County seniors with no means of transportation are able to get to necessary medical appointments and treatments.

RSVP of Central Oklahoma is a nonprofit organization providing services to clients at no cost to them.

Beth Patterson, executive director, said, “We are excited about this generous grant from iFunds, which will allow RSVP to serve additional clients in need. There are so many seniors who do not have adequate or affordable transportation, or anyone checking on their well-being on a regular basis.”

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For more information on the iFunds Services, go to www.ifundokc.org.

For more information about the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, go to www.occf.org.

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