RSVP hosts luncheon for volunteers

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Hundreds of local volunteers were recognized at a luncheon put on by local non-profit, RSVP.

The organization hosted the event to say thank you to more than 500 volunteers that have given their time here in the valley.

RSVP gives people age 55 and up a chance to volunteer in non-profits, and spend time with kids that need mentors.

Last year, officials say volunteers gave around 77,000 hours of volunteer time to the community.

"It is so great to have our seniors go to some of these non-profits and fill some of those roles that they wouldn't be able to fill otherwise. These kids wouldn't be getting tutoring in reading and math because some parents can't afford to pay for tutors for their kids. These projects are great for the seniors and the community," said Executive Director of RSVP, Alisha Howard.

RSVP has been helping out the community for more than 45 years.

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