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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!

The R-H FISH program (Friends in Service Here) provides transportation for ambulatory persons (mostly seniors) unable to drive themselves, to medical appointments. The R-H FISH program (established in 1969) is a member of LIFESPAN's Volunteer Transportation Consortium which is an AmeriCorps Seniors grantee.

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

Wish List:
  • food and supplies: call the Answering Service; a volunteer will call you back.
  • money donations - Please designate if your monetary gift is to benefit the R-H FISH program (transportation for medical appointments) or the RHAFT program (food cupboard). Mail to PO Box 302, Henrietta, NY 14467.

Volunteers Needed:
  • 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 through Thursday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm as required). Messages are 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,
  • 2) pack and deliver emergency food to approved Rush-Henrietta families. Choose your own schedule (Monday through Friday). Mileage reimbursement offered and no-cost supplemental accident/liability insurance provided while on-duty.
  • Verifiers: work on-call from home, four days, about every other month (Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 3:30 pm, as required). Interview clients, determining their eligibility for food assistance. Arrange a driver to pack and deliver qualified requests.
  • Technology: share your expertise with volunteers regarding technology (hardware and software). Find technology solutions to organizational requirements.
  • Administrative support: work from home, as needed. Provide computer record-keeping and other administrative tasks necessary for the  business operations.
  • 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 9/14/23. (Description, Wish List, and Volunteers Needed updated.)