October 12, 2018

MAKE A DIFFERENCE: RSVP+ Seeking Socks and Sweats For Vets



Annual collection drive assists veterans at Cornerstone Rescue Mission

RAPID CITY, SD--Each year, the volunteers of the Black Hills Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP+) make a difference in the community with thousands of hours of service to individuals and community organizations.

            Each October, Black Hills RSVP+ embarks on a project to make a difference in the lives of homeless veterans at the Cornerstone Rescue Mission with the Make A Difference Day effort to collect socks and sweats. From now until October 26, the local RSVP+ organization is accepting donations of socks and sweats.

            The local effort is part of a nationwide event held the fourth Sunday in October with tens of thousands of people across the nation participating with the common mission to improve the lives of others through community-driven service projects.

            Last year, Black Hills RSVP+ collected and donated 220 pairs of socks and sweats to the Mission. 

            "This is a great way to make a difference in the lives of homeless veterans," said Black Hills RSVP+ Manager Ann Hines.  "The socks and sweats go a long way in showing the veterans the community and its citizens care about them and these items are definitely welcomed as we approach winter."

            Hines says the donations should include new socks and new or slightly-used and clean sweatshirts and pants.  Donations can be dropped off at the RSVP+ Office, 333 6th Street, or the City Finance Office at 300 6th Street.


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