Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County has been awarded $10,000 by The McCarthy Charities. The funds, to be used for general operating costs, are greatly beneficial at a time when LVORC is establishing new programs and services in Rensselaer County and Albany County. According to Executive Director, Nancy Benz, “This funding provides critical support to people in our community who rely on LVORC’s programs. With help from our tutors, they can improve their employability, assist their children in school, become U.S. citizens, be more active in community life, and reach whatever other goals they’ve set for themselves.“