RSVP, the Realtor Service Volunteer Program, is an annual community volunteer program supported and sponsored by the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors. The nuts and bolts of the program is to provide household assistance like cleaning up neglected landscaping, gutters, washing windows, replacing smoke detector batteries, flipping mattresses and moving furniture for seniors or the home-bound who, either physically or financially, cannot do it by themselves.
An application needs to be submitted by the resident (deadline to submit application is March 6th). Requested tasks are reviewed with the homeowner and a team is assigned to do the work. The goal is to have all the work competed by a small team of volunteers in a single visit. Wednesday, May 6th will be the day that workers will perform the work for residents of Los Altos and Mountain View.
Last year I spent most of the morning at a Mountain View residence cleaning up the front and back yards, trimming overgrown hedges and pulling weeds. We managed to fill 6 large trash bags with debris. We also organized the homeowner’s garage.
If you know of a senior or home bound individual who needs assistance, please forward an application.