Keri Rust, Pacific County supervisor for CCAP’s

In-Home Care program

    What is the goal or purpose of your group? It’s actually a dual thing. Number one, we try to provide nutritious meals to the homebound and congregate dining for anybody over the age of 60. And the other service we provide is in-home care services to allow somebody who may not necessarily be able to live at home, to live at home for as long as they can.

    How are your efforts supported? We’re a non-profit organization. We do accept donations from the community. We don’t go out soliciting for them, but throughout the community people find out about us. We do get grants to fund a lot of different programs; we do rental assistance, energy assistance, we administer to various different programs.

    In what positions or areas do you need help? It varies. We can always use help in the kitchen; it could be serving, it could be helping prepare meals, it could be helping in the dining room. They could even help me answer phones. One of our drivers for delivery to homebound, he’s a volunteer. So if they have a clean driving record, they can deliver for us when someone is sick.

    How much time should a volunteer expect to commit? You know, we’ll take whatever we can get, that’s the God’s honest truth. We’ll take whatever time we can get.

    Anyone interested in volunteering with CCAP can call Keri Rust at 642-3990. Located at 152 First Avenue North in Ilwaco, the CCAP office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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