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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Rep. Donna Walsh gets funding for Southern RI Volunteers

Rep. Walsh brings home funding for local charity

Rosemary Gribbin, Rep. Walsh and Deb Tanner
(News Release) Rep. Donna Walsh (District 36) presented Wakefield-based Southern Rhode Island Volunteers with a $1000 check to support their work for communities across southern RI. In Charlestown, they operate the Charlestown Community Center in Ninigret Park.

With a major focus on the elderly, SRIV delivers meals on wheels, transports the elderly to medical appointments, offers respite care, and helps with food shopping and delivery as well as helping older people not feel alone. They also run a program to collect old cell phones to help military personnel on active duty stay in touch with their families and friends at home.

The grant check was accepted on behalf of SRIV by Board Vice-Chair Rosemary Gribbin and Executive Director Deb Tanner. Ms. Tanner told Rep. Walsh that “many people talk about issues, but real leaders act as you do.”

Representative Walsh represents House District 36, which covers all of Charlestown and Block Island as well as parts of Westerly and South Kingstown.

For more information, please contact Rep. Walsh at 523-2199 or visit her website at