Contact:
Katie Walker
703.841.3833
kwalker@ccda.net

MEDIA ADVISORY
for July 6, 2011

CATHOLIC CHARITIES' RETIRED SENIOR AND VOLUNTEER PROGRAM ENDS
 
Catholic Charities completed its three year contract to sponsor the Retired Senior and Volunteer Program (RSVP) in the Diocese of Arlington on June 30. Senior Corps has announced they will no longer be funding the program due to Federal Budget cuts after July 1. 

“We deeply appreciate the years of dedication and service from the RSVP staff and volunteers,” said Art Bennett, president and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington. “They have enriched our agency and touched countless lives through their ministry. We hope that the volunteers who participated in RSVP over the years continue in their efforts to serve the community with their many gifts and talents.”

Founded in 1947, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington is a non-profit social service agency that serves twenty-one counties and seven independent cities in Virginia. Catholic Charities helps those in need regardless of their race or creed. For more information or press inquiries, please contact Katie Walker at 703.841.3833.