RSVP Walk-A-Thon benefits Supplies for Seniors

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Pictured are the majority of the participants in RSVP’s 12th annual Walk-A-Thon to benefit Supplies for Seniors.

RSVP of Montgomery County and Radford held its twelfth annual Walk-A-Thon to benefit Supplies for Seniors on Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Christiansburg Recreation Center.

Town Mayor Michael Barber led the first lap. Thirty-five RSVP volunteers and community members walked a total of 274 laps or 34 miles to kick off the Supplies for Senior fundraiser.

In January 2020, the RSVP Supplies for Seniors project will provide many homebound seniors and veterans in Montgomery County and Radford with personal and household supplies when bad weather and high heating bills increase their hardship level.

To date, $1,156 has been collected, and donations are continuing to come in.

The Christiansburg Recreation Center, AARP and Cora Physical Therapy sponsored the walk-a-thon. Carilion NRV Medical Center donated bottled water and a door prize for the event. Continued support of the Supplies for Seniors may be made through donations of money or the following supplies: toilet paper, paper towels, soap, deodorant, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, detergent, tissues, cleaning supplies, trash bags, crossword/word search puzzles, toothbrushes, dish detergent, disinfectant wipes and foil and plastic wrap.

To learn how you can help the Supplies for Seniors program, contact RSVP at 540-382-5775 or hayesaw@montgomerycountyva.gov.