January and February were busy months for Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Meridian/Lauderdale County volunteers, who were in tax aide and greeter training to assist The United Way Income Tax Preparation Program.
The United Way Tax Preparation Program is ongoing at the RSVP office and will continue through April 15. If your household income is at or below $52,000, we can e-file your taxes free of charge. Call our office at (601) 482-0512 to schedule an appointment.
We are also scheduling appointments for AARP Tax assistance on Tuesdays of each week (specify AARP when you call to schedule your appointment). We also schedule appointments one day a week in Kemper County at the Kemper County Economic Development Authority. These appointments are also scheduled through our office.
• Gwendolyn Taylor, Volunteer of the Month for January, has undergone tax aide training and will be assisting low-income individuals and families with their tax preparation.
Ms. Gwendolyn is a life-long resident of Mississippi and attends Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church. Retired from the state of Mississippi, she said that she really enjoys all the opportunities to serve that RSVP offers.
• Cynthia Hooks, Volunteer of the Month for February, is a trained greeter/intake person for the United Way Tax Assistance Program, and has also volunteered at the Lauderdale County Welcome Center.
Ms. Cynthia returned to her hometown of Meridian in 2008 from Lynnwood, Calif. Wanting to get active, learn new skills and make new friends, she was referred to our program. Ms. Cynthia attends Greenhill Missionary Church in Toomsuba.
• Billy Glover, Volunteer of the Month for March, currently volunteers at Anderson Regional Medical Center. He has been a RSVP volunteer since 2010, when, after more than 40 years in Michigan he returned to his hometown of Meridian to retire and live close to his brother, Joel Glover.