Mayor Price announces $90,530 in Fort Worth senior funding

A. Lee Graham


Cornerstone Assistance Network has received a $90,530 grant to support senior volunteer activities.

Announced Wednesday morning by Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, the grant – from the Corporation of National and Community Service – is part of a competitive grant process for RSVP, one of three Senior Corps programs administered by by the corporation.

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Established in 1971, RSVP engages older Americans in volunteer opportunities nationwide.

“Cornerstone Assistance Network serves Fort Worth’s needy and poverty-stricken residents with incredible passion,” Price said. “This grant will provide CAN with valuable resources that will benefit our community and the lives of many in our city.”

Price plans to present a proclamation to Cornerstone Assistance Network President Mike Doyle at the April 1 regular Fort Worth City Council meeting. The proclamation will address the impact of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps as they declare April 1 as National Service Recognition Day.

CAN will host a National Service Recognition Day reception at its headquarters, 3500 Noble Ave., at 4 p.m. on April 1. At least 10 Tarrant County mayors are expected to attend the reception in support of National Service Recognition Day and CAN.

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Since its 1992 launch, Cornerstone has helped churches, organizations and volunteers become involved in the lives of the people in their community. The grant is one of 175 RSVP awards provided to volunteer organizations across the country to support senior volunteer activities in areas including education and veterans and military families.