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Shelby County RSVP Retire to Inspire July 2011 Shelby County RSVP continues to grow and is the largest RSVP program in Alabama. Our RSVP volunteer membership stands at 942 senior volunteers with 740 reporting hours last month. The number of hours served by Shelby County last month was 23,273. The number of volunteer opportunities (stations) has reached 119. This number allows a greater range of service opportunities.

Yellow Dot Enrollment The “Yellow Dot” program is designed to assist Alabama citizens and first responders in the event of an automobile crash or other medical emergency involving the participant’s vehicle. The program can help save lives during the critical “golden hour” by improving communication at a time when accident victims may be unable to communicate for themselves. Shelby County was the 23rd county in Alabama to initiate the Yellow Dot Program. Shelby County RSVP, a Program of Positive Maturity, a United Way Partner, hosts the program. Other sponsors include Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Shelby County Commission, Alabama Power, and Shelby County State Farm agencies. The “Yellow Dot” program provides detailed medical information that can be crucial following a crash. Participants of the program receive a “Yellow Dot” decal, a “Yellow Dot” folder and an information form with the participant’s name, an identifying photo, emergency contact information, personal physicians’ information, medical conditions, recent surgeries, allergies and medications being used. A “Yellow Dot” decal on the driver’s side rear window of a vehicle alerts first responders to check in the glove compartment for the corresponding “Yellow Dot” folder. Having this information following a crash helps first responders positively identify the person, get in touch with family or emergency contacts and ensures that the person’s current medications and pre-existing medical conditions are considered when treatment is administered for injuries. The “Yellow Dot” program is a free service provided to individuals of all ages, with an emphasis on senior citizens. A list of Shelby County program enrollment centers include: • Shelby County RSVP, 108 W. College, Room 122, Columbiana • Calera Fire Rescue, 1310 17th Ave., Calera • North Shelby Fire Department, 4619 Valleydale Rd., Birmingham 35242 • Wilsonville City Hall, 9905 N. Main St., Wilsonville • Krista Rogers, Agent, State Farm, 100 Colonial Promenade Pkwy, Alabaster • Anthony Barryman, Agent, State Farm, 149 Buck Creek Plaza, Ste. F, Alabaster


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T.K. Smith, Agent, State Farm, 1500 Southlake Park, Ste. 100, Birmingham 35244 Jami Noe, Agent, State Farm, 100 Hampton Center, Calera Chester Lewis, Agent, State Farm, 16641 Hwy. 280, Chelsea Ron Carroll, Agent, State Farm, 33594 Hwy. 280, Childersburg Craig Dorris, Agent, State Farm, 407 W. College St., Columbiana Rick Rodgers, Agent, State Farm, 2324 John Hawkins Pkwy., Hoover Bob Butterworth, Agent, State Farm, 609 Main St., Montevallo Larry McIntosh, Agent, State Farm, 2685 Pelham Pkwy., Pelham Ken Taylor, Agent, State Farm, 160 Inverness Corner, Birmingham 35242 Brooklere Health Mart Pharmacy, 205 Buck Creek Plaza, Alabaster Victory GMC, 1150 George Roy Pkwy., Calera

Thanks go to the HERO volunteer station group. They have taken a lead and have been involved in all Yellow Dot enrollment events. Also a special thanks to Cyrena Marshall for her help at some of these enrollment events. A total of 432 individuals have been enrolled ranging from 9 months old to 102 years young. If you want RSVP to schedule your event for enrollment please contact the RSVP office at 6693837. A schedule of Yellow Dot events and locations will appear weekly in the Community Calendar, Lifestyle section of the Shelby County Reporter weekly.

Volunteer Opportunities Yellow Dot - Volunteers are needed to help with enrolling citizens of Shelby County at events, churches, senior centers, and other organizations and functions. RSVP Office – Many of you have been contacted by Ernie Jonseof. He has been assisting both the RSVP and AWARE offices. He works through a special program at M4A, Middle Alabama Agency on Aging). This program has received budget cuts thus Ernie’s hours have been cut. The RSVP office is seeking volunteers to help fill the void. If interested in volunteering in the RSVP/AWARE offices please contact Marvin Copes, 669-3837 or Harold Deason, 370-6570.

THANKS FOR YOUR HELP IN MAKING SHELBY COUNTY A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE AND WORK! YOU MAKE A DIFFERNCE. WE CANNOT TELL ENOUGH TIMES HOW MUCH YOUR VOLUNTEERING HAS HELPED. HAVE A GOOD AND HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY. VISIT -

Shelby County RSVP’s website – www.shelbycountyrsvp.com


2011 07 Newsletter - Shelby County RSVP