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FISH/RHAFT, Inc. (Rush-Henrietta)

PO Box 302
Henrietta, NY 14467
Phone: 585-453-2370
Contact: Answering Service

FISH / RHAFT, Inc. volunteers dedicate themselves to helping our neighbors with certain transportation needs and/or with emergency needs providing food for their family.  Filling these needs is necessary for the health of our community.  FISH / RHAFT, Inc., associated with the Henrietta Chamber of Commerce and a mission of the Rush-Henrietta Interfaith League, is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Celebrating 50 plus Years of Service to Rush-Henrietta School District Residents!

R-H FISH (Friends in Service Here) provides transportation for ambulatory persons (mostly seniors) unable to drive themselves, to medical appointments. R-H FISH (established in 1969) is a member of LIFESPAN's Volunteer Transportation Consortium and Retired & Senior Volunteers Program (RSVP).

RHAFT (Rush Henrietta Area Food Terminal) delivers emergency food to qualified Rush-Henrietta School District residents for a specified number of days.  RHAFT (established in 1979) is supported by the Rush-Henrietta Rotary and other programs, organizations, activities, and individuals.

Wish List:
food, supplies and money donations - We depend on the generosity of those able to help us provide continuing services to our community. For food donations, call the Answering Service; a volunteer will call you back. Please designate if your monetary gift is to benefit R-H FISH (transportation for medical appointments) or RHAFT (food cupboard). Mail to PO Box 302, Henrietta, NY 14467.

Volunteers Needed:
We are Growing...and Urgently Need Volunteer Help!
Call 453-2370 – answering service – a Volunteer Coordinator will call you back.

Dispatchers: work from home, about one day a month (Sunday – Thursday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm as required) – messages passed on by the answering service. Arrange a driver for each client's next-day-ride request.

Drivers and/or Packer/Drivers: 1) transport Rush-Henrietta area ambulatory clients to and from medical and certain essential appointments within Monroe County. and/or 2) and Packer/Drivers: pack and deliver emergency food to approved Rush-Henrietta families. Choose your own availability schedule (Monday – Friday) for potential assignment, at your discretion.  Mileage reimbursement offered; no-cost supplemental accident/liability insurance provided while on-duty.

Verifiers: work on-call from home, four days, about every other months (Monday - Thursday, 9 am to 3:30 pm, as required). Interview clients determining their eligibility for food assistance.  Arrange a driver to pack and deliver verified "Client Choice" options for qualified requests.

Information Technology: share your expertise with administrative volunteers regarding technology (hardware and software) concerns and potential technology solutions to organizational requirements.

Administrative support: work from home, as needed. Provide computer record-keeping and other administrative tasks necessary for business operations for the organization.

Organizational support: share your experience and business expertise, as needed.  Help guide our long-standing, growing organization into the future. Various newly opening executive positions.

Information reviewed by agency 9/29/20. (Description, Wish List and Volunteers Needed updated.)


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